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Monterey Institute of International Studies — Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics

Program Type:
Master's International
Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics
Degrees Awarded:
Admissions Deadlines:

No specific deadlines, but December 1 is recommended for Fall and October 15 for Spring, to meet the priority scholarship reading deadlines.

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Fall (August) or Spring (January)
Program Founded:
September, 1994


Students will be eligible for a waiver for half of their tuition costs-whether that equals four, six, or eight units is dependent on each individual student's case. Also, students will be able to earn independent study credit during their Peace Corps service through the completion of projects. These projects will be reflected through independent study units which they enroll in upon their return to MIIS.


World-renowned for its incomparable curricula in language, The Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education (GSTILE) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, A Graduate School of Middlebury College has reached prominence in its field. We provide a comprehensive and relevant curriculum taught by top experts and we deliver unmatched training in the skills and professional competence required by today's global marketplace.

We offer a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL), and a variety of certificates. One of those certificates is in Language Program Administration (LPA), which provides the teacher training and supervision skills that Peace Corps Master's International students need to fulfill leadership positions in their country of service.

Most Master's International candidates begin their studies in early September, which allows them to complete their first two semesters of coursework by early May, when the Peace Corps then places them as high school or university English teachers overseas. Upon completion of 2 years of Peace Corps service, Master's International candidates return to the Monterey Institute to complete their final semester of coursework.

In order to earn the MATESOL, students must complete 37 units of coursework: 26 units are completed during the first two semesters at the Monterey Institute, and 11 units during the third semester following Peace Corps service (Master's International candidates may choose to complete some of these units as independent studies credits during their Peace Corps service). For the final semester of studies, a partial tuition waiver is granted for Master's International candidates who have successfully completed their Peace Corps service.

The Monterey Institute community actively supports our Peace Corps volunteers. Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey, founder of our MATESOL program, works directly with students, providing p


Bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least a 3.0 GPA; two letters of recommendation; GRE scores are recommended but not required.

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.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Kathi Bailey
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, California 93940
(831 ) 647-4181

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