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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor — School of Nursing

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Nursing
Degrees Awarded:
Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Specialist (MS), Acute Care Pediatric Clinical Nurse Practitioner/Specialist (MS), Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MS), Nurse Informatics and Leadership (MS), Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner combined program (MS) , Nurse Midwife and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner combined program (MS) , Nurse-Midwifery (MS) , Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (MS) , Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 2

Admissions Cycle:

Regular Deadline Feb. 2; some specialty areas also have a final deadline of March 30. 

Program Start:
Program Founded:
December, 2011


The Peace Corps Masters International option will be part of the new International Health Concentration (IHC) offered by the School of Nursing at University of Michigan (UMSON). Students in any UMSON Master`s program will be eligible to add the IHC to their degree. For an overview of all the MSN program options, see our website. The IHC has the following 4 objectives:
a. Facilitate understanding of health issues in developing regions of the world, and the multiple factors that underlie challenges to high quality health systems and access
b. Provide students with the skills to analyze how health and social challenges are linked to larger national and global forces (governmental, intergovernmental & economic);
c. Give students the opportunity to combine an academic curriculum with on-the-ground experiential learning as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer to enhance their skills working with diverse communities and their prospects for later employment;
d. Provide a forum for students with diverse backgrounds to share their own experiences, capitalizing on peer teaching opportunities that students can offer one another.


Students electing the IHC may elect one of the following formats to complete the academic and Peace Corps elements of their Master`s degree program and IHC concentration:

a. Early Service Abroad Option
Since the Peace Corps application and screening process can take between six and twelve months, students electing this option would apply for admission to the Peace Corps before matriculating at the SON. If admitted, they would complete only the core requirements for their Master`s degree, along with a preparatory course, N520, and a rape prevention workshop, prior to going abroad with the Peace Corps. On return from their 27-month service abroad, students would finish the requirements for their Master`s degree and take N697 to complete the IHC. Students would be responsible for ensuring that electing the Early Service Abroad Option would not place them out of sequence for specialty courses offered on alternate years.

b. Degree Completion Option
Students electing this option would complete all their Master`s Degree requirements, N520, and a rape prevention workshop, prior to going abroad with the Peace Corps. Application to the Peace Corps would be initiated during the Winter Semester of their first year. If admitted, students would go abroad to fulfill their 27- month volunteer service with the Peace Corps, and return to UMSON for one semester to complete a capstone course, N697. This option would work best for students with specialty requirements that are only offered in alternate years.


Upon admission to the UMSON, participants submit a Concentration Election Form to the Office of Student Academic and Multicultural Affairs. Once declared, students are assigned an experienced faculty advisor to work with them on planning their program of study. In addition to their standard program requirements, students must take a preparatory course, N520, and a rape prevention workshop, prior to going abroad with the Peace Corps. Students will receive 2-10 credits for completing the N697 Independent Study course on return to UMSON. This will be an extension of the integrative planning activity carried out in their first year and will allow students to reflect on their service, compare and contrast work and social issues and practices at home and abroad, and share their viewpoint with friends and colleagues. See our website for U-M MSN application requirements.

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

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