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Wake Forest University — School of Business

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
School of Business
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Arts in Management (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

Candidates who would like to be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program must apply by April1st. All other applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Admissions Cycle:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for summer enrollment.

Program Start:
Program Founded:
February, 2013


  • 50% tuition scholarships (valued at approximately $20,500) will be awarded annually to two RPCVs of high merit
  • One 100% tuition scholarship may be awarded annually to an RPCV of extraordinary merit
  • Consideration for other merit-based scholarships will be given to additional RPCV candidates based on the strength of their applications.
  • The $100 Application fee is waived for all RPCVs


The 10-month Master of Arts (MA) in Management program is designed for recent college graduates from non-business majors with little or no significant work experience (excluding Peace Corps service). Students get the training to succeed in business through hands-on and experiential learning, including a team consulting project with an actual business or non-profit organization.

RPCVs come home from Peace Corps with outstanding project management and adaptability skills. When Fellows combine those skills with the technical business acumen they gain in the MA program, they become strong candidates for great jobs in the business, non-profit, and government sectors. In 2012, 96% of our students found employment within six months of graduation at an average salary of $51,191.

During their enrollment, Coverdell Fellows will complete a 144-hour internship with a local non-profit that works to address the needs of our community. Internship assignments will be based on each Fellow’s area of interest. Fellows will use their business skills to assist the non-profits with management support.



RPCV applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree within four years of the April1st application deadline for the Coverdell Fellows program, and must have limited or no significant work experience outside their Peace Corps service.

Apply online through the general MA program application - http://wakeforestma.com/apply/. RPCV applicants should state in their application essay that they would like to be considered for the Coverdell Fellows program. Applicants must have taken the GRE or GMAT, and must submit their academic transcripts, resume, essay(s) and the names of two references.

We seek individuals who have demonstrated achievement through academic coursework, professional experience and community involvement. Wake Forest looks for leadership ability, motivation, focus, enthusiasm, strong values and teamwork skills in its prospective students.

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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
John Montana
Assistant Director, MA Admissions

Schools of Business
Wake Forest University PO Box 7659
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109

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