Head Start

Plan ahead and apply your Study Away at Monterey semester toward a master’s degree at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). By taking required courses during your Study Away semester, you’ll be able to apply credit toward your master’s and, in some cases, accelerate your degree.

Connect with us to learn more:

For information on how to apply credit from Study Away in the Middlebury Global Security Semester, California Coast and Climate Semester or International Studies Semester, reach out to Ms. Toni Thomas, Associate Dean (tmthomas@middlebury.edu).

For information on how to apply credit from Study Away in the Middlebury Language Education Semester, email Dr. Jason Martel, Program Chair at jmartel@middlebury.edu.


MIIS guarantees $10,000 scholarships for alumni of any Middlebury degree program and their extended family members.

Past participants in nondegree Middlebury programs such as Study Away, Study Abroad and the 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 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 recent college-level language study before your first semester.

Learn more about language study at MIIS.

Application Deadlines for Graduate Degrees

Click here for application deadlines and instructions.

MIIS 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. Click here for the 2023-2024 MIIS calendar.