Master's International

For nearly 30 years, the Master's International program offered the unique opportunity to pair graduate studies at one of more than 90 U.S. academic institution partners with Volunteer service abroad.

Master’s International equipped Peace Corps Volunteers with the education and skills to serve successfully and, in turn, helped students earn an advanced degree.

In 2016, the Peace Corps made the difficult decision to phase out the Master’s International program and focus on other strategic partnership opportunities.

Impact of program closure

The Peace Corps holds immense respect for the universities, coordinators, and students that housed and participated in Master’s International partner programs. The following provides information about what the closure of Master's International means for each:

Current Master’s International students and university partners

Any student who was classified as a Master's International participant by a partnering university graduate program in or before September, 2016, was able to apply to serve in the Peace Corps as a Master's International student.

Currently serving Master's International Peace Corps Volunteers may complete their service and graduate programs as planned.

University partners with additional questions should email [email protected].

Prospective students

The Peace Corps is no longer accepting applications to serve as a Master’s International Peace Corps Volunteer. Connect with a recruiter to learn more about becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Prospective university partners

The Peace Corps is no longer accepting partnership proposals for the Master’s International program. Please visit the University Programs page or email [email protected] to learn about other partnership opportunities.