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Graduate Programs for Volunteers

Combine graduate school and Peace Corps service, or take advantage of financial aid options tailored for returned Volunteers through Master’s International, or the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.

Master’s International

Incorporate Peace Corps service with academic work toward your master’s degree program at more than 90 partner schools nationwide.

As a Master’s International Peace Corps Volunteer, you will begin your studies on campus, usually for one year, and then spend the next two years developing an academic project while working overseas for the Peace Corps. After finishing your Peace Corps service, you will return to school to complete any remaining requirements for graduation.

You’ll return to the United States with a broader worldview, and the advantage of having conducted significant development work abroad.

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Paul D. Coverdell Fellows

Financial assistance is available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers at more than 90 partner schools in a wide range of through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers.

Volunteers who satisfactorily complete their Peace Corps service gain lifetime eligibility for the Coverdell Fellows Program.

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Last updated May 06 2015

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