Unique Curriculum

Our interdisciplinary curriculum integrates policy analysis, international security, science and technology, and history to prepare students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

New Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Degree Approved For Fall 2010

Further expanding the scope of two unique and highly regarded programs, the Monterey Institute of International Studies today announced the approval of a new master’s degree program in nonproliferation and terrorism studies for the fall 2010 semester.

Catherine Boye: Interning at the Pacific Forum

IPSS Assignment: Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Spring/Summer 2009

Ms. Catherine Boye is the 2009 Monterey Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pacific Forum.  Catherine was born and grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. 


1003 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI
United States
21° 18' 33.1416" N, 157° 51' 37.1412" W

Elena Hushbeck: Exploring the Policy World from UN Headquarters

Learn more about the International Professional Service Semester program.


46° 12' 13.716" N, 6° 8' 23.8524" E

Philip Rush: Field Research in Southern Sudan

Recently Philip traveled to Southern Sudan to perform field research focusing on a number of factors related to security and small arms possession.


4° 51' 20.2608" N, 31° 36' 47.3724" E

Elena Ilina: Professional Experience at UN Headquarters

"Once you mention you are from MIIS – you might get a bow from an Ambassador (it happened to me several times already - unbelievable). People really treat you differently when you mention the school.”

Elena is currently an International Professional Service Semester fellow from the Monterey Institute assigned to the United Nations. She describes her fellowship at the United Nations Headquarters, Office for Disarmament Affairs, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch.


220 East 42nd Street
New York
United States
40° 45' 0.6336" N, 73° 58' 23.3292" W

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Master's Degree Programs

► Development Practice & Policy (including MA in International Policy Studies and Master of Public Administration)
► Fisher International MBA
► International Education Management