Enroll in a Military Friendly School with internationally focused online and in-person master’s programs.
We welcome veterans, Foreign Area Officers (FAOs), and military dependents into our community. Our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and other military benefits will make your degree an affordable investment.
Scholarships and Benefits
We offer full tuition coverage for qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents through the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program. We also offer preferential scholarship consideration to those who are not eligible for these benefits. We are committed to making your education affordable and helping you take this next important step in your career.
Advance Your Career
You will gain relevant professional experience through practical coursework and we prioritize your career development. Our alumni find fulfilling careers in the intelligence community, at think tanks, and at organizations like the United Nations, U.S. State Department, and World Bank, as well as in banking, consulting, language services, international development, technology, and education companies around the world. Learn how they are thriving in their careers.
Choose the Degree That’s Right for You
You will study with the leading experts in global security, development, climate change, and intercultural communication. For maximum flexibility, all of our programs are available both online and in person (at our Monterey, California, campus).
Active duty military, veterans, and their dependents make up more than 5 percent of our students, so there’s a strong sense of community here.
MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies ’19
Specialization in Financial Crime Management
Veterans Organization President 2017–2018
“I have been in the Army National Guard for about eight years, serving most of it on some form of active duty. This was the only school I found that offered an emphasis on terrorism studies with classes on cybersecurity issues. I have valued being in classes with students from all over the world and all walks of life—it has really challenged my own American-centric perspective.”
MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies ’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
Joint 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
BA/MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies ’20
“I was in the Army for eight years. Being able to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from such an impressive faculty almost seemed too good to be true, and the welcoming atmosphere sealed the deal. I am amazed at the opportunities I have here—from study abroad to internships—and the staff is extremely helpful in making it all happen.”
The Institute’s vibrant and engaged student-run Veterans Organization is open to all students and offers additional support in many ways—professional opportunities, academic guidance, and camaraderie.
Our location in Monterey provides easy access to the Fort Ord Commissary and facilities at the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Studying a second language and intercultural competence are integrated into the curriculum. Our international campus has students from around the world, so you are not only studying language and interculturality in class but also practicing daily with your classmates.
Associate Professor of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Philipp Bleek presented on “Drones and CBRN Terrorism Threats and Responses” as the closing speaker for the June 3-4 “Countering Drones 2020” conference, organized by Defense iQ.
Lieutenant Colonel James P. Harwell, the Middlebury Institute’s Sixth Army War College Fellow, receives prestigious Commandant’s Award for his research on “Breaking the Northeast Asia Proliferation Chain: Insecurity, Identity, and Nationalism.”