You want to change the world. We will teach you how.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College and training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions. It is home to some of the world’s leading experts in global security, sustainability, development, education, and language services. They will be your mentors, teaching you how to advance understanding, promote peace, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world. Our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and other military benefits makes your degree an affordable investment.

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Why the Middlebury Institute

Our master’s degrees emphasize deep collaborative learning, immersing you in culture and language, and giving you the opportunity to acquire and apply practical skills. Our students come from over 50 countries and our graduates find fulfilling careers in the intelligence community, at organizations like the UN and U.S. State Department, in language services, and global development.

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of our students are active duty military, veterans, or their dependents

Why We Value Veterans

At the Middlebury Institute, we train our students to address massive, existential problems like climate change and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Veterans and foreign area officers bring real-world experience and understanding of conflict transformation. You have studied and served in areas where global threats play out on a daily basis and this much-needed perspective is crucial to realizing meaningful progress on global challenges. Your classmates will bring their unique experiences that will complement yours as we work together in and outside the classroom. You will build on your leadership, language, and regional area expertise in our highly collaborative campus.

What We Offer

Military Veterans
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program: Full tuition coverage for qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents.
  • Preferential scholarship consideration to veterans.
  • $65 application fee waived
Military Spouses
  • Yellow Ribbon program:  We offer 100% tuition coverage for qualifying military spouses. Military spouses are able to complement other military benefits with scholarships.
  • $65 application fee waived
  • The Monterey area has many military families from the nearby Defense Language Institute and Naval Postgraduate School and we have been privileged to have their dependents as our students.
  • We are committed to making your education affordable so you can launch a fulfilling career in the intelligence community, at organizations like the U.S. State Department, or in the private sector.
  • More than 88% of our students receive scholarships.

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Use your military benefits to earn an in-person or online master’s from the Middlebury Institute. You’ll graduate fully prepared for a rewarding career.