University of Arkansas - Little Rock - Clinton School of Public Service

Why you should consider this program

The non-partisan Masters program at the Clinton School places a high focus on hands-on education, featuring 3 field projects which are completed both domestically and internationally. Peace Corps alums have loved the opportunity our program provides to get out of the classroom and continue serving global communities with professional organizations, while acquiring their Masters degree. 

Additionally, the Clinton School places a huge focus on affordability: the full two-year degree is only $16,800 tuition/fees TOTAL for the entire two-year program (and this is before Coverdell funding is applied). The Clinton School also has no application fee and is test-optional for the application (no GRE required for admission/scholarship consideration). We seek to work with all who wish to serve the public good. The Clinton School is one of the most affordable, accessible, and global-serving programs in America. We have enjoyed enrolling Peace Corps alums over the years, and we look forward to working with you!

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 16,800 $ 10,000 $ 6,800
Out of state $ 16,800 $ 10,000 $ 6,800
* 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

Cost savings is from tuition scholarships.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

Up to 5

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 12,000

Application fee waived?



The Clinton School has 3 required Field Projects in which all students will need to complete. 1) Practicum: a team-based field project supporting under-served communities in Arkansas; this project takes place in the first year of the Clinton School program 2) International Public Service Project: an individual-based project supporting an international under-served community; this project takes place in the summer between the first and second year of the Clinton School program 3) Capstone: the final culminating field-project, this is an individual-based project which can be completed in Arkansas, in another US state, or in a foreign country; this project takes place in the second (and final) year of the Clinton School program.

Jobs for program alumni

We have had alumni find employment in a wealth of organizations (non-profit, for-profit, government, and more).

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Clinton School has NO application fee, and is TEST-OPTIONAL (no GRE required for admission/scholarship consideration). Application Requirements are: Online Application Form, Resume, Essays, Recommendation Letters, College Transcripts

Admissions process

Indicate that you are Peace Corps in your application

Program begins

Mid August

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Alex Thomas, Director of Enrollment

1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201