International Education Management
Admission to the International Education Management program is based on a candidate's prior academic record, professional experience and foreign language proficiency.
Admissions Requirements Overview
Native English Speakers
International Education Management students are required to complete 8 credits of advanced foreign language study as part of their degree program. The 8 credits must be dedicated to a single language of study (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, or Russian). Students are also required to complete 4 credits of Intercultural Competency coursework.
For successful admission students must be ready to begin their language studies at the following level by the time they begin the degree program:
Spanish or Arabic – ready to start at the 200-level, equivalent to second-year college level. Successful applicants will have had at least one recent academic year of beginning language;
one summer of intensive language the summer prior to enrolling in the degree program.
Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, or any other language – ready to start at the 300-level, equivalent to third-year college level. Successful applicants will have had at least two recent academic years of beginning language;
one recent academic year plus one summer of intensive language at the intermediate level the summer prior to enrolling in the degree program.
Test Your Language Proficiency
Self-assess the level at which you read, write and understand your target language of study.
New students are required to complete an online language placement test prior to orientation week.
Non-Native English Speakers
Non-native English speakers 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. Institutional TOEFL reports are not accepted. Applicants who have completed all four years of high school and an undergraduate degree in the U.S. are eligible for a waiver of the TOEFL/IELTS exams. Applicants must provide transcripts from those institutions.
|Minimum TOEFL Scores||Minimum IELTS Scores|
Internet-based test: 100 overall
Scholarships for Summer Intensive Language Study
The Betty and David Jones Scholarships offer the opportunity to attend either the Monterey Institute or Middlebury Language Schools to enhance their foreign language proficiency prior to enrolling in a degree program at the Monterey Institute. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Kathryn Davis Fellowships offer scholarships to study at Middlebury Language Schools prior to enrolling in a degree program at the Monterey Institute. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE scores are not required. However, applicants who have taken the GRE are encouraged to submit them because they may positively influence merit scholarship awards. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores for admission consideration. Please use our four-digit institution code  to send us your scores.
Students can broaden their career options by earning both the MA in International Education Management and the Master of Public Administration in 5 semesters (4 semesters of coursework and a one-semester professional practicum in the international education field).
Applicants may qualify for a joint degree program if they meet specific requirements. The requirements are the same as above, with the addition of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students in the Master of Public Administration program must demonstrate proficiency in microeconomics and macroeconomics before they can register for one of the required economics courses at the Monterey Institute.
Learn more about the Joint IEM/MPA Degree.