We encourage you to apply online for our degree, non-degree and certificate programs. The online application allows you to complete your application at your leisure, pay the application fee using a credit or debit card, and receive online updates regarding document status.
After receiving a complete application, our goal is to provide an admissions decision within 4 to 6 weeks. Please submit the following items:
The online application form may be submitted for all degree, certificate and non-degree programs. You will create a username and password to complete the online application, and you may return to complete it at any time. You'll also have the opportunity to submit your statement of purpose and resume within the online application.
Your statement of purpose should explain your why you would like to attend the Monterey Institute, including your future academic and career goals. Please limit your statement of purpose to 600 words.
If you're applying to our MBA in Global Impact Management program, you will submit an essay, instead of a statement of purpose. Essay Question: Choose one of the traits listed here and give us an example of a time when you exhibited that trait to achieve a significant professional, non-academic accomplishment. Tell this story in 500 words or fewer: Insightful, Resilient, Proactive, Creative, Persistent, Resourceful, or Emotionally Intelligent.
Your resume or curriculum should highlight your educational background and professional experience in one or two pages. To apply for our One Year Accelerated MBA Program, you will need to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience through your resume or curriculum vitae.
By utilizing our online application form, you will be able to pay the $50 application fee using a credit or debit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express credit or debit cards. If you are unable to pay using a credit or debit card, you may submit the paper application and send a check or postal order in the amount of $50. If you would like to pay the application fee using a wire transfer, please contact the Cashier's office at 831.647.6434 for more information.
Please make all checks payable to:
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Attn: Admissions Office
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA
Fed ID: #94-1425570
CA ID: #216-09672
Once you have submitted the online application form and paid the application fee, you will have access to an online checklist where you can view the status of your supporting documents. To view your online checklist, you will need to log in to the online application and select the application you previously submitted. Please allow 7 to 10 days for items to be processed onto the online checklist.
Official transcripts for your undergraduate degree and graduate degree (if applicable) should be sent directly to the Admissions office in a sealed envelopes from all academic institutions attended. If your college or university does not provide original transcripts, we will accept certified copies. Please provide certified English translations for non-English language transcripts.
If you're currently finishing your undergraduate degree, we will grant admission conditional upon satisfactory degree completion and final transcript results.
Two letters of recommendation should be written by individuals qualified to evaluate your educational background and professional experiences. Appropriate individuals include university professors, employers, supervisors, or commanding officers.
Alternatively, your reference may email the letter directly to the Admissions Office at email@example.com or send by mail to 460 Pierce Street; Monterey, CA; 93940. Note that your application will not be complete until your letters of recommendation have been received.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required for the Fisher International MBA program.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE scores are not required for our graduate programs. If you have GRE scores, we encourage you to submit them with your application for admission, since they may positively affect merit scholarship decisions. If you have an undergraduate GPA below 3.0, we also strongly encourage you to submit GRE scores.
Please use our four-digit institution code  to send us your scores.
TOEFL Or IELTS Scores
For non-native English speakers, you must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations.
If you have completed your entire undergraduate program at a U.S. or U.K. college or university, you you may be exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. These scores may also be waived on a case by case basis, if you have completed extensive academic work in English. Please contact us if you have questions!
If you're applying to one of the following programs, we will contact you if we have any questions about your language proficiency. You may need to speak with our Language Studies Program Advisor to discuss your current proficiency level and opportunities to improve your language skills.
- Development Practice & Policy:
- International Education Management
- International Environmental Policy
- International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
- MBA in Global Impact Management
- Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Only for Non-Native English Speakers
If you're applying to our Teaching Foreign Language program, you will submit a writing sample and complete a phone Interview to demonstrate proficiency in your language of instruction.
If you're applying to our Translation, Interpretation and Localization programs, you will submit an Early Diagnostic Test to demonstrate proficiency in your A, B and/or C languages. You must also have at least six month of in-country experience using your second and/or third languages.
MBA in Global Impact Management
If you meet all of the minimum requirements for our MBA program, you will be invited for an interview via telephone or Skype. We will contact you to schedule the interview with the MBA Program Director, Program Chair or Dean after you've submitted your application.