Peace Corps Master's International (Retired)
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. More information about Peace Corps' decision to retire Master's International is available on the Peace Corps website.
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.
Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) alumnus Nick Schreiner '11 is an example of someone using his engineering skills to make an impact in some of the most troubled spots on the planet: fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, supporting displaced populations in a Protection of Civilian (POC) zone in South Sudan, and working with refugee populations in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR).
New Graduate Fellowships Lure Returning Peace Corps Volunteers to Michigan Tech
A new partnership between Michigan Technological University and the US Peace Corps will enable returning Peace Corps volunteers to attend graduate school at Michigan Tech while putting their Peace Corps skills to work.
Michigan Tech Garners National Acclaim for Peace Corps Program
For the ninth year in a row, Michigan Technological University ranks as the number one university nationwide for the number of Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) students currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers.
Service is a core component of the missions of Peace Corps and Michigan Tech. Tech’s PCMI program provides you with a unique service-learning environment that combines an extended volunteer opportunity abroad through Peace Corps with an on-campus curriculum that prepares you beforehand for this experience. As a Peace Corps volunteer, you work collaboratively to address critical social problems in your country of service. You will return to the U.S. transformed and eager to share your experiences with other Americans.
Supporting Peace Corps at Michigan Tech
The Graduate School awards Peace Corps Fellowships to students enrolled in Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Master’s International Programs. The fellowships are intended to recognize outstanding students who are making positive contributions that support the University's efforts to attain goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan and to provide them with financial support to help defray their cost of education.
These fellowships are only made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. Michigan Tech has a long history of selecting and enrolling students with the skills needed to aid in the sustainable development of poorer countries around the world. Over 150 students serving in 52 countries have graduated from our Master’s International Programs.
Help support Peace Corps Master's International students.