The Middlebury Institute offers career-oriented specializations and certificates for professionals and graduate students who want to explore a new field, gain additional expertise, or move up in a career.

Specializations are designed for students who are currently enrolled in an Institute degree program and want a more focused course of study. Certificates are for nondegree students and many provide continuing education credits. Some admission requirements may apply, so be sure to check specific programs for details.

Blue Pioneers Program

The Blue Pioneers Program develops leaders and innovators to overcome the ocean conservation challenges in Asia.

Conflict Resolution

Prepare for a career developing the tools and skills to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner and to implement peacebuilding in postwar societies.

Financial Crime Management

Designed to meet the growing market need for professionals to prevent and detect illicit finance.

Frontier Market Scouts

A career launchpad for social enterprise and impact investing.

Intercultural Competence

Communication and cultural skills for those interested in leadership careers in diverse international contexts.

International Education Management

Open up career avenues as an administrator in education abroad, international student and scholar services, ESL and intensive language programs, citizen diplomacy programs, and government agencies.

Language Program Administration

Management skills for language education programs, with courses offered both online and onsite.

Language Studies for Professional Purposes

To address the world’s most challenging problems, we need to understand one other, and there is no better way to understand others than to speak their language. Through this 12-credit specialization for students taking language studies courses, you will greatly develop your proficiency in your target language and expand your global career opportunities.

Nonproliferation Studies

Professional training in the control, reduction, and elimination of weapons of mass destruction.

Options for Peace Corps

Current Institute students interested in the Peace Corps can integrate Peace Corps service into their degree.

Spanish Community Interpreting

This mostly online professional certificate prepares participants for successful careers in the high-demand job market for trained community interpreters.

Terrorism Studies

Professional training in the study of extremist groups that employ the tactics of terrorism.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Intensive training specifically for English language educators.

Teaching Foreign Languages (TFL)

Intensive training specifically for foreign language educators.