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Middlebury Institute Study Away PlusOne Program


Plan ahead and apply your Study Away semester at the Middlebury Institute toward a Middlebury Institute graduate degree. By taking required courses during your Study Away semester, you’ll be able to complete your master’s in one year at the Middlebury Institute through the PlusOne program. If you choose not to take required courses, you’ll most likely be able to complete your master’s in one-and-a-half years, through the Accelerated Entry program.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate degrees designed to complement your undergraduate education with a professional graduate experience that prepares you for an international career.


Middlebury alumni from select majors can waive a semester of Middlebury Institute graduate course work and earn a master’s degree in three semesters versus four for most degree programs offered at the Institute. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Teaching Foreign Language degree programs can be completed with fewer credits. If you’ve already spent a Study Away semester taking the required degree-track courses at MIIS, you may be able to complete your MA in one year. If required courses are not completed, you may complete your degree in one-and-a-half years.


Undergraduate major/minorInstitute graduate degreeTime (years)
Linguistics minor with advanced language abilities based on MIIS assessment Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) with specialization1–1.5
Political Science; International Politics and EconomicsNonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)*1–1.5
Environmental Studies (only from these disciplines: Conservation Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Conservation Psychology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy, Geography, Human Ecology); International Politics and Economics; EconomicsInternational Environmental Policy (IEP)1–1.5
Political Science; International Politics and Economics; International and Global Studies; Economics; Food Studies; Geography; Global Health

International Policy and Development (IPD) or Master of Public Administration    


NOTE: Students in other majors may request to have their course work evaluated in the admissions process to determine the extent to which they can accelerate their MA.

For more information about Study Away, PlusOne, or Accelerated Entry, contact Heather Sitkie at or 802-443-3172.


*Proficiency in a second language is a requirement for the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program and optional for the MA in International Policy and Development, MPA, and MA in International Environmental Policy. We recommend that you’ve completed the equivalent of one year or more of college-level language study before your first semester.

Languages regularly offered include Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Other languages such as Korean, German, Urdu, Hebrew, etc. may be available upon inquiry for an extra fee.

While many of our students come to the Institute proficient in a second language, others build their second language skills prior to enrollment. We will work with you to help you meet the minimum proficiency level in your chosen language of study. This may include a summer language program, for which scholarships may be available.


When attending the Middlebury Institute for the Study Away semester, Middlebury College meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for current undergraduate students. Middlebury College alumni who pursue a graduate degree at the Institute are eligible for both financial aid and scholarships.

Legacy Scholarship

Alumni with a Middlebury degree—from Middlebury College, the Middlebury Institute, Middlebury Language Schools, or Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English—and their family members are eligible for a guaranteed $10,000 Legacy Scholarship toward their on-site graduate degree at the Middlebury Institute.

You may also receive need-based and/or merit scholarship awards in addition to a Legacy Scholarship.

Affiliation Scholarship

Alumni and their family members who have participated in one or more of the following Middlebury nondegree programs are also eligible for the Middlebury Affiliation Scholarship, a guaranteed $5,000 scholarship for each program successfully completed.

  • Study Away at Middlebury Institute
  • MiddCORE
  • Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad
  • Middlebury Language Schools
  • Middlebury School of the Environment
  • Custom Language Services
  • DPMI (International Development and Social Change Certificate)
  • Frontier Market Scouts
  • Intensive English Program
  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Internship
  • Professional Certificate in Spanish Community Interpreting
  • Social Impact Corps
  • Spanish Community Interpreting
  • Summer Intensive Language Program 

Combining Scholarships

By combining available scholarships, Middlebury alumni can receive up to 30 percent of the cost of their graduate degree tuition when attending the Institute.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies Graduate Degree Application Deadlines

Application deadlines and instructions are available for degree programs.

The Institute offers fall admission for all degree programs and spring admission for select programs. Refer to the top section of the curriculum page for your degree program of choice to see if a spring start is an option. For start dates, visit the academic calendar.