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Peace Corps Master's International Program

Master's International Program Closure

Since 2011, over two dozen SIS graduate students have served as Master's International (MI) Peace Corps Volunteers. MI has provided our students with deep and meaningful field experiences to supplement their graduate education, and we are proud of their accomplishments. In 2016, the Peace Corps made the difficult decision to phase out the Master’s International program. Following a Peace Corps multi-office review of the twenty-nine-year-old MI program, the Master’s International program is formally closed effective September 30, 2016.

Incoming Fall 2016 students to SIS will be the last cohort eligible for participation in the Master's International Program. Current MI students and those awaiting news on their Peace Corps placement will be unaffected by this decision. Students interested in admission to SIS following the Fall 2016 term are no longer eligible to participate in the MI program, but are instead encouraged to consider the benefits of the Peace Corps Fellows Program if they decide to pursue graduate studies after Peace Corps service. 

For more information regarding this Peace Corps decision, please the agency's website.

If you have any additional questions regarding SIS and our Peace Corps partnership, please contact Stephen W. Angelsmith via email at

SIS and the Peace Corps

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For More Information

Stephen W. Angelsmith
Director of Peace Corps Programs
American University, School of International Service (SIS)
P: 202-885-1646

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