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Formerly known as “Development Project Management Institute,” DPMI has evolved into “Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation,” a leadership certificate in international development project management and social change.
What is Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation?
The Peace, Trade & Development program (PTD) exposes participants to challenging learning experiences to master key concepts and tools in human security, global trade, social change and development.
What will you gain from participating in the PTD program?
The PTD program utilizes the richness of the areas of Central and Northern California as a laboratory to explore the dynamics of global systems. From start to finish, you will be engaged in active and immersion learning experiences. You will leave the program with a solid and holistic understanding of global affairs, experienced first-hand within a 60-mile ratio from the Institute. Here is what you can look forward:
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 in 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.
Pursuing higher education is achievable and affordable. We are committed to securing financial resources for our students.
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Monterey Institute professor Beryl Levinger had the opportunity to work with many MIIS alumni as she consulted on 14 different development projects in 11 different countries during her sabbatical.
Getting started on her dream career path a month after graduation, MIIS alumna Sally Quigley (MBA/MAIPS ’14) feels well prepared for her chosen path: “Everything I am doing now I have already done through class work.”