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University of Georgia — Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Program Type:
Master's International
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Degrees Awarded:
Forest Resources (MFR), Natural Resources (MNR)
Admissions Deadlines:

No specific deadline

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Typically Fall
Program Founded:
May, 2009


The Warnell Master's International (WMI) program provides participants both tangible and intangible benefits. Because the primary focus of the WMI program is to ensure successful completion of graduate degree participants receive the tangible benefit of their diploma. The intangible benefits are many, but of primary importance is the personal satisfaction of completing the personal goal of education and the opportunity to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer.
WMI Students may also earned between 1-3 credit hours for Peace Corps service.


The Warnell Master's International program is focused on preparing the student for their Peace Corps experience. The Warnell Master's International program is offered in conjunction with the Master’s of Forest Resources and Master’s of Natural Resources non-thesis degree programs.

In addition to course work, WMI participants will be required to complete a directed study (1 credit hour per semester) which will provide the student an opportunity to engage in discussions with return Peace Corps volunteers, the UGA Peace Corps recruiter, and the Regional Peace Corps Director in Atlanta to learn first hand about being a Peace Corps Volunteer. In addition, special readings and reflective writing exercises will allow the student to explore their thoughts and ideas about being a Peace Corps Volunteer.


To qualify for the Master's International program, students must first meet the admissions requirements for the University of Georgia’s Masters Degree program and the requirements established by the Peace Corps for volunteer service. In some cases, enrolled students will be able to apply to the Peace Corps as a Program applicant during their first semester of graduate study.

The MFR and MNR are non-thesis degrees that require the student to complete 33 hours of course work and pass an oral examination. The MFR and MNR degree programs are designed to be flexible thereby allowing the student to customize their selection of courses with the guidance and approval of their committee.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Mr. Kris Irwin
Public Service Associate

Warner School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-7412
(706) 542-3342

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