Arizona State University - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Why you should consider this program

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offers all the benefits of a large research university in a thriving metropolitan area that is home to many of the industries employing engineering graduates, dedicated career center services, and a supportive community.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering is rooted in developing applied analytical expertise across disciplines. These graduate programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue a course of study that aligns with their goals and interests.

Peace Corps Fellows are given the opportunity to identify their own internships as long as they comply with the meeting the needs of an underserved American community. The final approvals of all Fulton School of Engineering Fellows internships is made by the college.

Access the ASU PCF and departmental websites and faculty research profiles at for program details, research interests, and online application information.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 23,452 $ 21,620 $ 1,832
Out of state $ 43,656 $ 42,264 $ 1,392
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Tuition waiver

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 19,050

Application fee waived?



The Fellows internship will require serving 300 hours per year in an underserved American community within the Phoenix Metropolitan-area. Fellows are expected to find their own internship; however, the Schools reserve the right to determine if the internship meets the Coverdell Fellowship requirements and, if not, may suggest an alternative internship.

Jobs for program alumni

To explore career opportunities and alumni job information, please navigate to your specific of program interest, listed on the Arizona State University Coverdell Fellows website. Information can be found at the bottom of each degree description page. 

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Apply through ASU Graduate Admission Services  to the academic program, and apply online to the Fellows program. Applicants must be admitted by The Arizona State University Graduate College and selected for admission to the Fellows program. Fellows carry out a 300-hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

Applicants are required to submit: GRE scores, undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts, personal statement and resume.

Admissions process

To be considered for the Arizona State University Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program you must:

  1. Complete Coverdell application (Click Here).
  2. Email your Description of Service (DOS) to Coverdell coordinator (see instructions here).
  3. Coverdell Coordinator will waive application fee and alert you when to complete degree application.
  4. Complete online degree application for the participating program.

Program begins

Mid-August for fall semester. Mid-January for spring semester.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Jeremy Helmn, Director, Academic Administration

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
PO Box 878109
Tempe, AZ 85287-8109