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Accelerated Programs and Affiliations

Get a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations in less time with the accelerated program in Monterey.

Lake Forest College and the Middlebury Institute of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey are committed to educating and empowering the next generation of public policy professionals who will address critical global issues of the 21st Century.

Students admitted to the Institute with accelerated status need complete only 48 credits to earn their Master’s degree, instead of the 60 credits normally required.

Students nominated by Lake Forest College and admitted with Accelerated Entry status to the Institute will receive preferential consideration for Monterey Institute Merit Scholarships. It is preferred that applicants have relevant professional, internship volunteer, or study abroad experience.  Applicants are also required to have the endorsement of the relevant Lake Forest College Department Chair.

If admitted, students will be awarded a minimum scholarship of $10,000 per academic year when enrolling in any master’s program. Exceptional candidates may receive additional scholarship funds. 


  • Alumna Whitney Hales ’11 won first place in The Economist’s MBA case study competition evaluating Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its rival real-estate website, Trulia.
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