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University of Missouri - Columbia — The Graduate School

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
The Graduate School
Degrees Awarded:
JD, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MED), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Health Science (MHS), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Music (MM), Master of Public Affairs (MPA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Master of Social Work (MSW)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 5th, 2014

Program Start:
Fall semester
Program Founded:
May, 2006



Fellows receive an annual stipend of at least $12,100, a full tuition waiver, and full health insurance coverage. MU Coverdell Fellows receive two years of support.



The University of Missouri Columbia is one of the nation's top-tier institutions with a reputation of excellence in teaching and research. MU Peace Corps Fellows are enrolled in a master's degree program or the Law School. The Graduate School offers 96 master's degree programs.

Since 2007, the University of Missouri has awarded fellowships to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Fellows use their cross-cultural abilities to benefit the MU and Columbia, MO communities at-large, actively engaging them via service-learning projects, volunteer initiatives, and with the breadth and depth of knowledge they bring from their Peace Corps experience.



Returned Peace Corps Volunteers interested in the MU Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship must be admitted to a master's degree program or the Law School. Admission requirements and application dates vary by academic department. Please contact the academic department for more specific information.

RPCVs are encouraged to discuss their interest in the MU Peace Corps Fellowship with the program coordinator mupeacecorpsfellowships@missouri.edu prior to applying to an academic program.

The MU Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship requires students to serve a minimum of 10 hours per week with a community organization. This service should result in a significant, sustainable project that benefits the community. In addition to service, some academic programs may require Fellows to hold a Research or Teaching Assistantship position for an additional 10 hours per week. All Fellows are required to make satisfactory academic progress throughout the duration of their degree program.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Sarah Cramer
Peace Corps Fellows Program Coordinator

Graduate School
University of Missouri-Columbia Graduate School 210 Jesse Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211

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