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Middlebury College
Address
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone
(831) 647-4166
From Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school for individuals who want to make positive change in the world. Your career is our focus from the first day of classes, where you’ll take in-depth courses taught by world-renowned experts. You’ll also get personalized academic and professional advising, plus valuable internships. Get ready to graduate with a practical degree, fully prepared for a rewarding career in high-demand fields including environmental policy, international security, development, education management, trade, language teaching, translation, interpretation, and localization management. Our alumni are pursuing careers at the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, Netflix, Conservation International, and in governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, nonprofits, schools, and private companies around the world. Founded in 1955, the Institute became an official graduate school of Middlebury College in 2010.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$65

Masters and Doctoral Programs

MA in International Policy and Development

Bring positive change to some of today’s most critical social problems—hunger, poverty, conflict, and human rights abuses. Learn to research and create effective policy responses to the world’s most pressing problems, and to lead project teams, departments, or organizations that work for social change. We guarantee a minimum $10,000-per-year scholarship when requesting scholarship consideration.

Applying

Acceptance Rate
Total Graduate Students
665
GRE
GMAT
LSAT
MCAT
TOEFL
Required
IELTS
Required
Interview Required
Yes
Personal Statement Required
Yes
Academic Transcripts Required
Yes
Application Fee Waivers Available
Yes
Letters of Recommendation Required
1

Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Yes
Weekend Classes Available
Evening Classes Available
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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
665
Part-Time Grad Students
76
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    41.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    29.6%
  • Unknown
    8.8%
  • Hispanic
    7.7%
  • Asian
    6.7%
  • African American
    2.9%
  • Multiracial
    2.4%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
$42,634/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,634/ year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Average Total Aid Awarded
Work Study Program Available
Yes
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
Yes

Campus Resources

International Students Office
Yes
Disability Services
Yes
Veterans Services
Yes
Childcare Services
No
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Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Crime & Safety
      C+
    3. Nightlife
      A
    Median Household Income
    $77,562
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,711
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $764,400
    National
    $184,700

    Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Reviews

    40 reviews
    While there are some things that I newly learned, the actual courses didn't live up to the PR hype, and underwhelming for an already experienced professional.
    The main benefit to a degree would be the school's reputation & industry connections, and not the actual experience gained in the course material.
    The entire campus is on a steep hill, which can be a problem if you have issues walking (I have plantar fasciitis and bad knees) and parking is nearly impossible. Housing in the area is really expensive and difficult to come by, but to be expected from a coastal town in California. The neighborhood is really safe but don't expect a partying college town.
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    Poor student service; only concerned with self-preservation. Curriculum has fallen to a undergraduate level, with the exception of IDP and Translation/Localization programs. They are entirely focused on attracting Chinese students, who, with this being the usual story in higher ed, pay full tuition.
    Excellent school for connections and networking. All the top agencies, non-profits and global companies recruit here. It is also an awesome location.