Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Graduates of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program pursue careers promoting the reduction and elimination of weapons of mass destruction and responding to violent terrorist threats.


Employer Testimonials

"[This student is a] conscientious and efficient professional demonstrating advanced critical, analytical and communication skills... [She has a] great sense of responsibility, reliability and committment... [and a] readiness to address new and challenging tasks."

IPSS/IONP Supervisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

“The students that graduate from MIIS are the most qualified of all the folks coming straight out of school to work here. MIIS prepares students well to work here in Washington.”

Kerry M. Kartchner, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications
Office of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
US Department of State

Where Are Our Alumni One Year After Graduation?

Population Surveyed: May, August, December 2013 Graudates
Survey Response Rate:
Employed: 88%
Average Reported Salary: $54,826

Employment by Sector

Intergovernmental: 0%
Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Organization: 3%
Private/Corporate/Business: 53%
Public/Government: 33%
No Response: 10%

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  • BSA/AML Intelligence Analyst
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Information Warfare Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Research Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Senior Security Specialist
  • Presidential Management Fellow

*Please note that many graduates of this program are not permitted to provide information about their employment.


What Do Our Students Do in the Summer?

Results: 95% response rate. 95% of students accepted relevant opportunities
Locations: 10 international opportunities were accepted
Average Salary for Paid Opportunities: $19.67 per hour
Average USG Salary: $3,210 per month
Source of Opportunity: 65% MIIS facilitated, 35% student facilitated

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View the full NPTS summer professional development report