Spend a semester or year of study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and start your master’s degree before you graduate from college.
Take graduate-level courses at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) that apply to your undergraduate degree—and get a head start on your master’s with our accelerated degree option.
Meet and work with professionals while gaining practical experience in your academic concentration, and hone your language skills at one of the world’s finest institutes of international studies. Check out these fast facts about the Middlebury Institute.
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies prepares students for professional roles in cross-cultural, multilingual environments.
Enhance your undergraduate degree with graduate courses in the following:
Students must have achieved an average of B or better in their major courses, and an overall average of B- or better. Students are expected to have completed relevant course work for the academic program to which they’re applying.
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||Late January to mid-May
For Middlebury College students: If you study at MIIS for the spring semester, you may not enroll in J-term on the Vermont campus. You will earn a Winter Term Equivalent credit (WTEQ) if you enroll in a full load of courses at MIIS.
View the current MIIS calendar.
Find updated tuition costs for MIIS. For Middlebury College students, financial aid packages travel with them. Students from other institutions should contact their financial aid offices.
Students can anticipate additional out-of-pocket expenses, which will be factored into your financial aid award.
Students are expected to enroll in a full load of courses at MIIS, totaling at least 12 but not exceeding 16 credits. If students enroll in more than 16 credits, they are charged an overload rate of $1,777 per credit.
Weekend workshops may be taken for credit; however, all courses are individually evaluated to determine eligibility for undergraduate degree credit. Many weekend workshops are offered only on a pass/fail basis. If a student enrolls in a course where pass/fail is the only available grade option for the course, the course may be considered for undergraduate degree credit and, if approved by your institution, will count as a nonstandard grade (NSG).
For Middlebury College Students
See the conversion information below for MIIS and Middlebury credits. Since the credit equivalent assigned to each course is a matter of policy, not assessment, students may not appeal the determinations of credit values.
||Middlebury College Credit
|3 or 4
*1 Middlebury College credit=4 semester credits
The Middlebury Institute does not have on-campus housing. Students live off campus in residential Monterey. If students live a mile or more from campus, they are entitled to a free on-campus parking permit.
The MIIS Housing Guide is a comprehensive resource for finding area housing.
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