The Institute comprises two graduate schools: the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education and the Graduate School of International Policy & Management. In addition to the two graduate schools, the Institute is home to five research centers. The Institute awards Masters of Arts (M.A.), International Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and numerous certificates across a variety of disciplines. The Institute's mission is to create an academic community committed to preparing innovative professionals able to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments.
Founding and Expansion
The Monterey Institute was established as the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies in 1955 by Gaspard Weiss, Remsen Bird, and Dwight Morrow Jr. to teach modern languages and cultures. Originally known as the Monterey Institute for Foreign Studies, the school’s focus was on promoting international understanding through the study of language and culture.