Become a leader in addressing the world's toughest environmental challenges.
The Middlebury Institute Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy (IEP) prepares you for a rewarding career working with public, private, or nonprofit organizations to tackle the world's most pressing environmental problems.
Our interdisciplinary program gives you the opportunity to choose an immersive field experience as well as a career-oriented specialization in Natural Resource Policy and Management, Sustainability Management, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, or Intercultural Competence. Our coastal location in central California provides access to prominent and active sustainability organizations and local internships that allow you to put theory into practice.
Improving language and intercultural competence is central to all degree programs at the Institute, and IEP students take courses taught in their chosen language of study and courses in intercultural studies.
Guaranteed $10K Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we guarantee a minimum $10,000 per-year scholarship (prorated by program length) to all IEP students joining our community in 2019. You may also receive additional merit and need-based scholarships depending on the strength of your application or financial situation.
Sustainability Speaker Series
The Sustainability Speaker Series brings creative, pragmatic, and practice-based environmental professionals to campus. Lectures are free and open to the public. The series features some of today’s most influential leaders across a wide variety of fields. See upcoming speakers.
Online Discussion: Are Surfers Raising Your Rent? How Environments Affect Our Economy
September 26, 2018 at 3 PM Pacific Time
In this interactive discussion Dr. Jason Scorse, chair of the IEP program and director of the Center for the Blue Economy will use recent investigations into the impact popular surfing locations have on local economies as a window into the value of economizing our natural resources in service of their protection.
Dr. Scorse will also discuss what sets our program apart, the opportunities students have to participate in faculty research, and the restorative joy of regularly getting out to surf the waters of Monterey Bay!