Peace Corps Master's International Program


MIP student Erin Kelly with young conservationists in El Salvador
MIP student Erin Kelly with young conservationists in El Salvador

To qualify for the Peace Corps Master’s International program, students must meet the admission requirements for the University of Alaska Fairbanks master’s degree program and the requirements established by the Peace Corps for volunteer service. Students need to apply to graduate school  before applying to the Peace Corps.

For acceptance into the Natural Resources Management M.S. program, you should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a discipline that can be applied to natural resources management. If you have no prior courses related to the natural sciences and resource management, your advisory committee will help you to select courses to enhance your background. All applicants must take the GRE exam. While students are normally expected to have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in their undergraduate degree coursework, we sometimes accept students with a lower GPA if other parts of their application are strong. We accept applications continuously and students may begin in fall, spring, or summer semesters.  However, to be considered for financial aid, you must submit your application by March 1st.

Financial aid

All  MIP students at UAF receive a 12-credit tuition waiver from the Graduate School for their two-year Peace Corps service. This allows students to maintain their active student status during their Peace Corps assignment.   However, financial aid for your academic studies is in short supply; there are limited fellowships and one teaching assistantship.  These are highly competitive. To qualify, students must be starting in a fall semester and their application for admission must be  complete  by MARCH 1st.  

Please email our Academic Contact, Dr. Susan Todd at as early as possible if you wish to have your application considered for these awards.

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