Regis University - Regis College, Master's of Development Practice

Why you should consider this program

Did Your Peace Corps Service Inspire You to Do More? The Regis MDP is the place for you! The Regis MDP combines the best of theory and real-world application for a truly innovative graduate degree. We are proud to welcome Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) as Coverdell Fellows to enter this extraordinary program, where your knowledge and experience will find a home within our applied graduate studies.

In three years, Fellows complete eleven seminar courses, three skills courses, a Field Placement, and a Capstone Final Project to satisfy degree requirements. Field Placements may occur within an organization, sector, and/or region of student interest, and prepare graduates to enter or move forward in their professional development careers. In certain circumstances, the Coverdell Internship requirement may be fulfilled by this component of the program.

Because the Regis MDP prepares students to collaborate effectively with a variety of development actors from an integrated, inter-sectoral and global perspective, Regis extends scholarships, learning resources, and connectivity support to RPCVs wherever they are in the world. With comprehensive online resources, 24/7 access to global library access, and dynamic presentations of all courses, this program engages people where they live, observe, and experience development challenges.

All courses are delivered from the Global Classroom at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, CO; the hub of global development in the Mountain Region. Classes are synchronous and either attended in-person by Denver Metro residents, or remotely by students living anywhere else on earth with reliable internet connectivity. Classes are generally held during times that fall outside of sleeping and working hours, regardless of time zone. No one needs to reside in Denver to participate in the program.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 30,469 $ 7,617 $ 22,852
Out of state $ 30,469 $ 7,617 $ 22,852
* 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

Coverdell Award of 25% tuition waiver, provided by Regis University

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Application fee waived?



Internships may occur at any organization serving an underserved American community. Opportunities may be available via the Posner Center for International Development Community in Denver or, with program approval, with a program of your choosing.

Jobs for program alumni

  • Global Programs Associate, International Development Enterprises (iDE)
  • Case Management Director, Catholic Charities
  • Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Liberia
  • Program Manager, EV Corridor, Colorado Energy Office
  • Community Outreach Manager, US Census Bureau
  • Teacher and Program Developer, Compass Academy, Denver, CO Charter Program
  • Senior Program Director, Bridge of Life, DaVita

Other details

Program length

3 years, part time; 2 years, full time

Application requirements

  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • Peace Corps Description of Service

Admissions process

Check the Coverdell Fellows box in the application process to indicate your eligibility for the Fellowship Award.

Program begins

Late August

Non-traditional options

  • Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship

Our program is designed for working professionals, with class time generally falling outside of normal working hours, and a course load that allows you to honor ongoing commitments.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Maggie Larson, Program Coordinator

Posner Center for International Development
Regis University MDP: Ste. 242, 1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205