Peace Corps Master’s International Program
The Peace Corps Master's International Program combines Northern Arizona University
graduate study with Peace Corps Volunteer service for a challenging and
exciting academic experience while earning a Master of Forestry (MF) degree.
The School of Forestry invites you to study and work as a
Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) graduate student and earn an MF
- The on-campus portion of the program will
typically consist of two semesters of full-time study prior to entering the
Peace Corps, and a final semester of academic study upon return, for a minimum
of thirty-three (33) credits.
- Students concurrently apply for admission to the
School of Forestry Graduate Program and the Peace Corps.
- Upon successful completion of training and two
semesters of course work and a 12-week pre-service training, program participants will become Peace Corps volunteers and begin a two-year tour of
service in their country of assignment.
- Six (6) hours of credit will be granted for a
professional paper based on the student's Peace Corps service, which is the
final requirement for completion of the MF.
To qualify for the Peace Corps Master's International
program, students must meet both the regular requirements for admission into
the Northern Arizona University School of Forestry's MF degree program and
the requirements established by the Peace Corps for volunteer service. Students
usually apply for the Peace Corps and for graduate school at the same time, but
in some cases students already enrolled in the Master of Forestry program may
be allowed to apply to the Peace Corps during their first semester of graduate
study. A typical admission schedule is to apply in Spring for Fall admission.
Why this program might benefit you
As a volunteer in the Peace Corps, you have the opportunity
to make a difference in other peoples' lives. Volunteers will also have a chance
to learn a new language, discover another culture, and develop career and
leadership skills. The combined Peace Corps and PCMI training will qualify
students for careers with a variety of international non-governmental
organizations, agencies, and private organizations.
School of Forestry international connections
The School of Forestry has many international connections
which can be of benefit to PCMI students. These include:
- Three faculty who are Returned Peace Corps
Volunteers (with service in Bolivia, Ghana, and Swaziland), three faculty who
are natives of other countries (Eritrea, South Korea, and Taiwan), and numerous
faculty with international research experience.
- A growing number of international forestry
courses, including field courses taught in Costa Rica, Ghana, Nicaragua, and
- A number of graduate students who are either
from other countries or who are conducting their research overseas.
- A wide network of connections with individuals
doing work overseas or with agencies involved in international natural resource
For more information about the Peace Corps Masters International
program, please contact:
Dr. Pete Fulé
Northern Arizona University
School of Forestry
PO Box 15018
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018
Master's International Program
Office of Domestic Programs
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20526
202-692-1812 or 800-424-8580 (ext 1812)