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DPMI is a professional certificate training for current and aspiring international development and social change practitioners.
What is Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation?
The PTD program has undergone a curriculum innovation which produced the launch of the Summer Peacebuilding Program (SPP), a three-week long intensive training program designed to bridge the theory and practice of building peace in societies that are emerging from conflict, violence or war.
We prepare our graduates to craft policy solutions to 21st-century international policy and development challenges.
MA in International Policy and Development (MAIPD)
We prepare graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development. Our alumni work in social change organizations, NGOs, non-profits and government agencies around the world.
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Our student-centered program is for those longing to make a difference in confronting critical social problems including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness.
Through hands-on, applied experience, practical tools and knowledge and with community support to thrive, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to combat these issues and to become a social change leader.
Obtaining a graduate degree is a long-term personal investment. We're here to help you make your master's degree possible through scholarships and financial aid.
“If creating policy is the best way to leverage your impact, then nothing can beat training groups of amazing young people to do that every year,” says environmental policy professor Jeff Langholz.
We offer merit, need-based and legacy scholarships for our master's and bachelor's degree program to both U.S. and international students.
This summer, a new generation of students and practitioners is learning how to design international development projects rooted in local solutions as part of the Middlebury Institute´s Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program.