Linguistics-MIIS Agreement

Carol Johnson, Sandy Chung, Grant McGuire, and Netta Avineri

In August 2014, the Department of Linguistics signed a 3-year agreement with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)—formerly, Monterey Institute of International Studies—a graduate school of Middlebury College. The agreement will enable its BA graduates in linguistics or language studies to have certain coursework counted towards eligibility for Middlebury Institute's Advanced Entry MATESOL or MATFL program.

  • Once a UCSC linguistics or language studies major has received the BA and has been admitted to Middlebury Institute's MATESOL program, Middlebury Institute will, at its discretion, accept 7 semester credits toward the graduate requirement credits for Advanced Entry MATESOL, making the student eligible for the 30-unit Advanced Entry TESOL program.
  • Once a UCSC linguistics or language studies major has received the BA and has been admitted to Middlebury Institute's Advanced MATFL program, Middlebury Institute will, at its discretion, accept 7-10 semester credits toward the graduate requirement credits for Advanced Entry MATFL, making the student eligible for the 30-33 unit Advanced Entry MATFL program.

UCSC students who apply to Middlebury Institute under this agreement will be given special consideration for Middlebury Institute's competitive merit-based scholarships.

For UCSC coursework to be accepted, (a) the grade received must be B or higher, (b) the course must have been completed no more than 5 years prior to the student's application to Middlebury Institute, and (c) a copy of the agreement between the Linguistics Department and Middlebury Institute must be submitted with the application for admission.

For specific details of the UCSC courses that can be accepted under this agreement, the semester units they are equivalent to at Middlebury Institute, and a copy of the agreement, consult the department's Undergraduate Advisor or Middlebury Institute's enrollment manager, Carol Johnson.

To determine eligibility for Middlebury Institute's Advanced Entry programs, consult the following:

A copy of the agreement can be found here.