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School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Accelerated Master of Arts in International Policy Studies or Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at Monterey Institute of International Studies

The School of International Studies, in collaboration with the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) at Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California, offers students the opportunity to pursue a Master of Arts degree in International Policy Studies or Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at MIIS. This accelerated degree is designed to be completed within 18 months of entering, which is 1 semester earlier than the usual time required to complete a masters degree.

Who Is Qualified?
Students who have successfully completed the International Relations; Development and Cultural Change or International Affairs and Commerce major in the School of International Studies at University of the Pacific may qualify for accelerated entry in the MA in International Policy Studies or the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

Key selection criteria for SIS students admittance in the MIIS accelerated MA program are:

● Academic excellence at the University of the Pacific as indicated by overall GPA, GPA in those courses relevant to a specific degree program offered at GSIPM, and other academic work indicating an ability to succeed at the graduate level

● Knowledge and expertise relevant to the degree or program the student will pursue at the Institute

● Advanced second-language capabilities 

● Maturity, as indicated by evaluated professional work (e.g., an internship or job), the ability to manage their time, and demonstrated commitment to effective international policy study and practice once graduated from the Institute

● Motivation to succeed in a rigorous professional education program.