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You want to change the world. We will teach you how.

Earn an online or in-person master’s degree from the Middlebury Institute—a graduate school of Middlebury College—and advance your global career. We are currently accepting applications for fall 2023.

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You want to change the world. We will teach you how.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College and training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions. It is home to some of the world’s leading experts who will be your mentors, teaching you how to take your education and experience and make the difference you want in the world. Get personalized info.

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Domestic extremism two years after Jan. 6

ABC News interviewed CTEC Research Fellow Amy Cooter on the second anniversary of the Capitol riots. Cooter embedded with a militia group during her graduate research work.

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Energy Sovereignty for Tribal Nations

Environmental Policy student and Choctaw Nation member, Rachel Herring is working with the DOE’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs through Sandia National Laboratory.

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The Peace Corps Path

Former Peace Corps volunteer and Coverdell Fellow Emma Miller MAIPD ’23 shares what brought her to the Middlebury Institute and how she’s leveraging her experience in Mozambique as she builds her career.

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Celebrating Winter Commencement 2022

The Middlebury Institute campus community gathered on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishments of 83 graduating students from 10 countries at the Winter Commencement.

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Professor Jeffrey Lewis Appointed to ISAB

The International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) advises the Secretary of State on critical issues including arms control, outer space, emerging technologies, and cybersecurity.

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Oath Keepers Convictions and Free Speech

Amy Cooter, a senior research fellow at the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, notes a possible change in public sentiment regarding the limits of free speech.

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Your Success Is Our Priority

At the Middlebury Institute, your career is our focus from your first day of classes.

You’ll not only take in-depth courses taught by world-renowned experts. You’ll also get personalized, comprehensive academic and professional advising, plus valuable internships and assistantships. You’ll graduate with a practical degree, fully prepared for a rewarding career.

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88% of students receive scholarships
350+ professional internships annually
96% working within one year of graduation

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Learn from the Experts

  • My research centers around expertise acquisition, effective pedagogical approaches for the consecutive and simultaneous interpretation classroom, and learner autonomy.

    Laura Burian

    Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development

    Meet Laura Burian
  • I study terrorism and nuclear weapons, particularly in South Asia: terrorist group strategies, nuclear tension in the subcontinent, and the security of nuclear weapons in Pakistan.

    Sharad Joshi

    Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

    Meet Sharad Joshi
  • I focus on broad themes of how languages are taught and learned, teacher development, and language assessment—topics that influence how our profession moves forward.

    Kathi Bailey

    Professor, TESOL/Teaching Foreign Language

    Meet Kathi Bailey
  • I encourage students to actively reflect on their thought patterns and experiences. I help learners uncover, examine, and potentially replace preexisting ideas and assumptions.

    Mahabat Baimyrzaeva

    Associate Professor, International Policy and Development/MPA

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Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Experts on Twitter

Read an almost daily ticker of international media coverage featuring Institute experts providing context and commentary.

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Live and Study in Monterey

An Ideal Location for Your Graduate Studies

The Middlebury Institute is located in the heart of Monterey, California, known as the “language capital of the world.” With our culturally diverse population, educational opportunities, natural and scenic recreation areas, historic significance, and proximity to Silicon Valley, you’ll find a wealth of advantages when you choose to study here.

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Life in Monterey

From housing to recreation to food and history, the Monterey Bay area is one of the top graduate school locations in the U.S.

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