DPMI Plus: Program Application Info
The DPMI Development Practicum (DPMI Plus) is an academic and professional program in which MIIS students complete work assignments with an organization to utilize DPMI skills in the field.
The practicum is designed to afford students the opportunity to apply DPMI tools, frameworks, and concepts in the field.
Deliverables involve the application of DPMI tools, frameworks and concepts. A cover sheet should clearly explain how each deliverable relates to the DPMI curriculum (i.e., which specific tools, concepts or frameworks are being applied).
Students also create a case study that examines some DPMI-related issues confronting the organization in which they are carrying out their professional activities. These issues may include project design; project monitoring; training; stakeholder participation; strategic partnering; social entrepreneurship; and innovation.
Prospective DPMI and past DPMI participants currently enrolled at the Monterey Institute are eligible to apply for DPMI Plus. Applicants are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria: initiative, organizational feasibility, relationship of assignment with DPMI skill-set, professional experience and academic performance. Please see requirements for acceptance to the program.
Program Dates and Credit Options
Matriculated Monterey Institute students can complete DPMI Plus during the fall, spring or summer (or any combination of these options). Length of assignment can range from 3-9 months and students are able to earn up to 12 units of academic credit for completion of deliverables related to DPMI and the assignment. Students may request financial aid for travel and living expenses associated with their assignment, however, financial aid is limited to the duration of the semester in which the student registers for DPMI Plus credit (3 months for summer term; 4.5 months for fall or spring semester).