Middlebury Institute Study Away PlusOne Program

EARN A MASTER'S DEGREE IN A SHORTER AMOUNT OF TIME

Plan ahead and apply your Study Away semester at the Middlebury Institute toward a Middlebury Institute graduate degree. By taking required courses during your Study Away semester, you’ll be able to complete your master’s in one year at the Middlebury Institute through the PlusOne program. If you choose not to take required courses, you’ll most likely be able to complete your master’s in one-and-a-half years, through the Accelerated Entry program.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate degrees designed to complement your undergraduate education with a professional graduate experience that prepares you for an international career.

ACCELERATED ENTRY

Middlebury alumni from select majors can waive a semester of Middlebury Institute graduate course work and earn a master’s degree in three semesters versus four for most degree programs offered at the Institute. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Teaching Foreign Language degree programs can be completed with fewer credits. If you’ve already spent a Study Away semester taking the required degree-track courses at MIIS, you may be able to complete your MA in one year. If required courses are not completed, you may complete your degree in one-and-a-half years.

DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE OPTION

Undergraduate major/minorInstitute graduate degreeTime (years)
Linguistics minor with advanced language abilities based on MIIS assessment Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) with specialization1–1.5
Political Science; International Politics and EconomicsNonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)*1–1.5
Environmental Studies (only from these disciplines: Conservation Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geology, Conservation Psychology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy, Geography, Human Ecology); International Politics and Economics; EconomicsInternational Environmental Policy (IEP)1–1.5
Political Science; International Politics and Economics; International and Global Studies; Economics; Food Studies; Geography; Global Health

International Policy and Development (IPD) or Master of Public Administration   

1–1.5

NOTE: Students in other majors may request to have their course work evaluated in the admissions process to determine the extent to which they can accelerate their MA.

For more information about Study Away, PlusOne, or Accelerated Entry, contact Susan Parsons at sparsons@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5448.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Study Away: 100% of Demonstrated Need

When attending the Middlebury Institute for the Study Away semester, Middlebury College meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for current undergraduate students.

Graduate Degrees: $10K and $5K Affiliation Scholarships

The Middlebury Institute guarantees $10,000 scholarships for alumni of any Middlebury degree program and their extended family members. Past participants in nondegree Middlebury programs like study abroad and the summer language schools are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship.

You may also receive additional merit and/or need-based scholarships.

SECOND LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Proficiency in a second language is a requirement for the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program and optional for the MA in International Policy and Development, MPA, and MA in International Environmental Policy. We recommend that you’ve completed the equivalent of one year or more of college-level language study before your first semester.

Learn more about language study at the Middlebury Institute.

APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES

Application deadlines and instructions are available for degree programs.

The Institute offers fall admission for all degree programs and spring admission for select programs. Refer to your program of interest homepage for information on spring admission. For start dates, visit the academic calendar.