Peace Corps Master's International
Michigan Tech offers Peace Corps Master’s International Programs (PCMI) in ten departments. PCMI students combine a master’s degree with Peace Corps service. Michigan Tech is the nation's largest Master's International campus, and our students have served in 52 countries around the world.
Please note that fall 2016 is the last semester Michigan Tech will admit new students to the Peace Corps Master's International program. After nearly 30 years of Peace Corps-university partnerships through Master's International, Peace Corps has decided to phase out all Master's International programs across the nation. All students now enrolled in the PCMI program and those beginning it in fall 2016 are able to finish their studies and service as planned with no interruptions. More information about the organization's decision is available on the Peace Corps website.
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).
Michigan Tech Adds New Peace Corps Master's International Programs in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, GIS
Michigan Technological University’s award-winning Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program is offering new degree options for students in two departments.
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.
The Global Classroom
Peace Corps Master’s International students apply technical skills to real world problems. As a volunteer, you could use your engineering skills to design and improve water and sanitation facilities, your forestry skills for protected area management, your biology skills to improve fisheries, or your expertise in math and science to teach in secondary schools, just to name a few examples. You learn to work in a new language and environment through immersion and building partnerships with colleagues abroad.
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.