Silver School of Social Work at New York University

Why you should consider this program

NYU offers a 50% scholarship, yearlong cohort-based leadership development workshops, personalized career support, and access to the premier global university to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers accepted into the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship. NYU is the largest partner university to the Coverdell Fellowship with seven graduate programs currently participating, a number we expect to increase in future years.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 84,000 $ 42,000 $ 42,000
Out of state $ 84,000 $ 42,000 $ 42,000
* 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

50% tuition scholarship

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 35,000

Application fee waived?



All NYU Peace Corps Coverdell fellows must work 160 hours in their first year of study interning or volunteering at a nonprofit or governmental agency that serves underserved communities in New York City. This internship doubles as the required internship for the Masters in Social Work degree. We are working with over 600 agencies in a variety of areas in the tri-state region for social work placements.

Jobs for program alumni

NYU welcomed its inaugural class of Coverdell fellows in fall 2016 and is committed to supporting its growing cohort of students both on campus and in their careers.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

College transcript, Three letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Resume or CV

Admissions process

Please call or email for application fee waiver code. Indicate in the application that you are a member of Peace Corps and upload a description of service when asked.

Program begins

Late August of Early September

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Carrie Prendergast, Assistant Director, Enrollment Services

1 Washington Sq North
NYU- School of Social Work
New York, None 10003