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An American flag flies outside the Segal Building, at the center of campus.

As a Military Friendly School, we look forward to welcoming you into our next class of global change makers.


We offer a range of internationally focused degrees and programs, with an emphasis on career development, and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and offer other veterans’ benefits to help you keep it affordable.

Choose the Degree That’s Right for You

In addition to our broad offering of master’s degrees, we offer several options of particular interest to veterans and active military:

Meet Veteran Alumni

Close-up photo of Institute alum and veteran Thomas Gray, who received a master's in nonproliferation and terrorism studies.

Thomas Gray MANTPS ’15

He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and spent seven years on nuclear submarines where he became intensely interested in international nuclear nonproliferation efforts. After graduating from the Institute, he earned a two-year National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) fellowship in Vienna, Austria. Read more

Close-up photo of Institute alum and veteran Matt Jira, who received a joint bachelor's and master of public administration degree.

Matt Jira BA/MPA ’13

Matt is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He launched a career in international development after graduating from the Institute and works for the USAID Africa Office in Washington, D.C. Read more

A Sense of Community

Active duty military, veterans, and military dependents make up more than 5 percent of our students, so there’s a strong sense of community here. And our location in Monterey provides easy access to the Fort Ord Commissary and facilities at the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School.

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