Earlier this month the Peace Corps announced that they will be retiring its Master’s International (PCMI) graduate school program after nearly three decades of partnering with 96 graduate universities across the country. Students who have started the program by or before fall of 2016 will still be able to apply to the Peace Corps and serve as a PCMI student if selected.
The Peace Corps is ending the program to better focus resources on the Peace Corps Prep undergraduate program and the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows graduate program.
“With the retirement of MI, the Peace Corps will bolster support of its Peace Corps Prep undergraduate program and Paul D. Coverdell Fellows graduate program. The agency has Peace Corps Prep program partnerships with more than 50 leading academic institutions nationwide and partners with more than 100 graduate universities through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.” – The Peace Corps
The University of Denver has a long standing relationship with the Peace Corps. In fact, the Josef Korbel School has the largest returning Peace Corps volunteer population in the nation. The Peace Corps community on campus is very active in maintaining and sharing the foundational values of the Peace Corps amongst the student population.