Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Can I go on to do a PhD after I complete my Peace Corps service and my MA at the Institute?

Our TESOL M.A. provides excellent preparation for PhD work. Many of our graduates over the years have gone on for doctorates. PhD admissions committees tend to value candidates who have gotten some work experience before enrolling in a doctoral program, so some time spent in the Peace Corps would be ideal. Also, Peace Corps service may give you the opportunity to acquire a new language, which would be a plus for a linguistics doctoral degree.