Will I have the opportunity to improve my language proficiency before my first semester begins?

There are many opportunities to enhance your language skills before and during your degree program. Many students attend our intensive language programs:

If I have a GPA less than the minimum requirement (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), should I still apply?

Applicants to our graduate programs must have a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university and a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If you have a GPA lower than 3.0 and significant professional experience, please contact one of our Enrollment Managers during the application process.

If I have no professional experience, should I still apply for a graduate degree?

Because graduates of the Monterey Institute strive to be practitioners in their area of expertise, many find that prior professional experience is helpful when making the decision to apply to graduate school. Such experience helps many of our students clarify and articulate their future professional goals.

I am fluent in a foreign language. Can I waive the language requirement for the international policy and business degree programs?

In certain cases, students who demonstrate near-native level fluency in a foreign language may waive all or part of their language requirements. Non-native English speakers who demonstrate a high level of English proficiency may also do this.  Your Enrollment Manager will facilitate consideration for this upon request.