Monterey Institute of International Studies — MA International Environmental Policy
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- MA International Environmental Policy
- Degrees Awarded:
- Environmental Policy (MS)
- Admissions Deadlines:
- No Specific deadline
- Admissions Cycle:
- Rolling. Scholarship application deadlines in Fall and Spring. See website for details.
- Program Start:
- Fall (August) or Spring (January)
- Program Founded:
- October, 2007
The Peace Corps Master's International MA in International Environmental Policy (IEP) is an innovative degree program that emphasizes teamwork, participation, learner empowerment, and asset-based transformation. Students will enjoy the benefit of a versatile, flexible MAIEP centered on the development of core competencies that prepare participants for a broad range of careers and training and education in a geographic locale that focuses extensively on those policies and programs designed to maintain and enhance the environment and sustainable development (academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations).
The pre-service training provided on campus in Monterey integrates linguistic and cultural competencies with solid skills in environmental policy. Opportunities to accelerate the degree program include additional trainings or in-service projects, allowing completion of the MAIEP in a total of 3 or 4 semesters on campus. Half-tuition scholarships are applied for the final semester of study following Peace Corps service. Students also may apply for merit scholarships and financial aid for their studies at the Monterey Institute. Students can earn up to 14 credits for Peace Corps service.
The PCMI MAIEP trains students to tackle complex, global problems with practical policy solutions. The pre-service training provided on campus in Monterey integrates linguistic and cultural competencies with solid skills in environmental policy and communication.
The first and largest of its kind, the Monterey Institute's MAIEP program bridges the gap between the academic and policy worlds. We provide in-depth core courses in environmental economics, international environmental law & organizations, global environmental politics, and the interface of science and policy. The MAIEP curriculum prepares students with the interdisciplinary skills needed to craft effective policy solutions for global environmental issues.
The PCMI MAIEP is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective contributors to environmental education or resource conservation efforts during their Peace Corps service.
Students complete a minimum of two semesters of study, including all core required courses, prior to leaving for Peace Corps assignment. PCMI MPA students then return to Monterey after Peace Corps service for one or two final semesters to complete the degree requirements. During their service, students maintain contact with a Monterey Institute faculty advisor as they conduct research and gather information for a final project and professional portfolio related to their Peace Corps assignment.
The Monterey Institute offers rolling admissions, with entry in the Fall or Spring semester. Students may apply to the Monterey Institute online. Admission to the Monterey Institute MAIEP program requires a four-year US bachelor's degree (or equivalent), with a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), including a minimum of two years of university-level language instruction or equivalent.
Application materials include an application form, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a r?sum? or curriculum vitae, and application fee.
Students apply separately to Peace Corps, indicating Master's International on application form.
Learn more about all MIIS Peace Corps programs at: http://www.miis.edu/academics/programs/peacecorps.
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
Center for Advising and Career Services
McCone Bldg. M307
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, California 93940
- (831) 647-4627
- (831) 647-4117
If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Edy Rhodes
Career and Academic Advisor
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