Middlebury Language Schools Graduate Programs

Where cultural understanding meets true fluency

Middlebury has led the world in full-immersion language studies since the launch of its first summer program in 1915. Today, graduates of our degree programs can be found working in education, government, the arts, global affairs, journalism, international business, and the non-profit sector. For more than a hundred years, Middlebury has led the way in language teaching innovation. The globally-focused, fully immersive model is as relevant now as it was in 1915. 

Master of Arts

When you study at Middlebury’s Language Schools, you will engage deeply with the language you love, while opening doors to your future. You will work with some of the world's leading academic professionals and learn alongside motivated peers who share your appetite for linguistic and cultural achievement. In a combination of one summer* plus an academic year, or in just four summers on our Vermont or Mills campus, you can earn your master's degree.

*All schools require a first summer with the Language Schools (Middlebury or Mills campus). A second summer is required for the MA in Arabic (Mills campus), Russian, and Chinese; it is optional for the MA in French, German, HebrewItalian (Mills campus) and Spanish.

Master of Arts in Applied Languages

The one-year Middlebury MA in Applied Languages in French, German, Italian (Mills campus) or Spanish provides unique opportunities for students who wish to acquire specific skills, knowledge, and experience applicable to an individual career path. Students spend one summer at the Middlebury Language Schools and are required to compete the degree with an academic year abroad. Students will complete a hands-on internship combined with academic coursework in interdisciplinary areas, pre-professional disciplines, and traditional subjects. 

Doctor of Modern Languages Degree

Students interested in continuing their language studies beyond the MA level may enroll in the Doctor of Modern Languages (DML) degree program. Unique to Middlebury, the DML prepares teacher-scholars in two modern foreign languages, helping them develop as teachers of second-language acquisition, civilization, culture and society, literature, linguistics, and language pedagogy.