Peace Corps Fellows working with at an international location with locals

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. —Amelia Earhart

Peace Corps Master's International Programs

Fast Facts

  • Michigan Tech was the nation's largest Peace Corps Master's International university in the United States until the Peace Corps retired the program.
  • Total number of countries where Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master's International Volunteers have served: 52
  • Michigan Tech had the oldest Peace Corps Master's International Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the nation's first program in Mechanical Engineering.

Peace Corps Master’s International Programs

Michigan Tech partnered with the U.S. Peace Corps for 20 years to offer Peace Corps Master’s International Programs (PCMI) across campus. PCMI students combined a master’s degree with Peace Corps service. From 2005 until Peace Corps retired the program in 2016, Michigan Tech was the nation's largest Master's International campus. Our students have served in 52 countries around the world.

While Michigan Tech can no longer admit new students to the program, students now enrolled in the program are able to finish their studies and service as planned with no interruptions. Current students can link here to Graduate program guidelines and general program information. More information on Peace Corps retiring the PCMI program can be found here.

Michigan Tech is continuing to partner with Peace Corp in two other programs:

Peace Corps Prep for undergraduates interested in Peace Corps and community-engaged learning,

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows programs for Returned Peace Corps Volunteer graduate students to work and do research in underserved U.S. communities.