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University of Colorado - Boulder — School of Education

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Education
Degrees Awarded:
Curriculum & Instruction (MA), Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (MA), Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice (MA), Educational and Psychological Studies (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 1

Program Start:
Summer or Fall
Program Founded:
November, 2010


Students in the PCMI program will:

  • Become full-fledged members of the highly competitive Peace Corps program
  • Learn to apply their academic knowledge in a high-need international environment
  • May earn up to 6 credit hours for Peace Corps work, depending on the program pursued
  • Graduate with an excellent academic credential, plus a globally renowned experiential credential


Various types of financial assistance may be available for qualifying students. Some students may also be eligible for Student-Initiated Funding, as well as the Education Diversity Scholars Program.


Global education: For you. For others.

The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education, in partnership with the Peace Corps, offers prospective Education M.A. students the opportunity to complete a master's degree in education and two years of service with the Peace Corps.

This partnership enables students to integrate a Peace Corps Volunteer experience into a Master's in Education in four general areas:



The program, consisting of a minimum of 30 credit hours, typically combines one year of graduate work prior to the Peace Corps experience with two subsequent years of Peace Corps service followed by a final year on campus.


In applying for one of the Education M.A. programs, applicants must meet the program's stated prerequisites. Once admitted to the M.A. program and to the Peace Corps, each student will work with his or her program area to develop a degree plan that accommodates their Peace Corps service.

Admissions requirements vary somewhat across the School of Education's program areas. Please visit our website for requirement details on all Education M.A. programs.

In general, decisions are based on multiple criteria, including undergraduate academic record, letters of recommendation, evidence of special accomplishments, and relevant past experience. The criteria are considered in the aggregate. Fit between program and applicant goals is also an important consideration.

General requirements include:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate grade point average (GPA), and in all previous course work in education
  • Minimum 3.00 post baccalaureate GPA
  • School of Education Graduate Application (Please specify the program to which you wish to apply. Some programs require supplemental application forms, and they will be provided to you.)
  • Graduate School Application
  • Two official transcripts from every college or university where the applicant has been enrolled
  • Four references (forms are provided with graduate application or the recommender may use a letter format)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score (if applicable)
  • $50 application processing fee


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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Tiernen McConaughy
Program Assistant

Graduate Studies
School of Education
UCB 249
Boulder, Colorado 80309
(303) 735-0096
(303) 492-5839

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