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As a Military Friendly School, the Middlebury Institute provides flexible opportunities for military spouses, especially those who might only be in Monterey for a short time.

Whether you choose an in-person or online experience, the Middlebury Institute offers a holistic admissions process and understands that the academic and professional careers of military spouses may be varied. We offer generous scholarships for those not able to access GI Bill benefits.

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We Are a Military Friendly School


In-Person Degree Programs

Our in-person degree programs are designed for working professionals with flexibility in mind. 

  • Several programs are only two semesters (9 months) on campus, with an option for the final practicum semester to be completed anywhere in the world or online. 
  • Programs can be completed full-time or part-time.
  • Students can complete the degree over five years.
  • Scholarships and benefits can be used for part-time study. 
  • Classes are small with dedicated faculty who work to accommodate individual circumstances.
  • Class times vary—from a typical school day to afternoons and evenings to weekend seminars.
  • Flexibility in course selection creates opportunities to match courses to your schedule.

Online Degree Programs

Our online master’s programs provide the same top-level expertise and instruction that the Middlebury Institute is known for—with the added flexibility for you to continue working while you earn your degree.

Courses in our online programs are asynchronous (no required live class meetings) so you can schedule your weekly coursework around your other personal and professional responsibilities. Your time zone will not affect your ability to complete your coursework so you can study from any location in the world with appropriate technology and internet access.

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Featured Program

Our Master’s in Public Administration is a good choice for students who want to focus on building key skills that a transferable to a variety of careers. With both an in-person and online option, you’ll gain skills in budgeting, staff management, program design, program evaluation, grant writing—all essential to careers in municipal governments, nonprofits, educational institutions, and the private sector.

Career Development

In addition to our professional master’s degrees that focus on building skills that are transferable to a variety of careers, we provide all our students with our network of support for long-term career mobility and success. Our dedicated career advisors can help in a range of ways. 

  • Learn to manage your changing career over time with life-cycle support.  
  • Access our MIIS and Middlebury alumni networks to obtain valuable connections to jobs, careers, and agencies.
  • Join our community students and leaders from all over the world interested in making an impact on their career fields.