In Fall 2010, the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design partnered with the Peace Corps to initiate a Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program in Sustainable Forestry and Natural Resource Management. Peace Corps Master’s International allows students who are U.S. citizens to combine pursuit of a graduate degree at WVU with a full Peace Corps tour of service.
The vision of the WVU-PCMI is to prepare graduate students with the advanced coursework, research experience, and professional guidance needed to succeed in Peace Corps service and in careers related to environmental science and policy, forestry and natural resource management, and sustainable development.
Master of Science degrees are available across a broad range of WVU departments related to Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Participants benefit from a diverse offering of coursework, which is tailored to the interests and strengths of each student and is taught by an all-star cast of WVU faculty. Students also may be eligible for full tuition waivers, graduate teaching and research assistantships, and student-work opportunities within faculty labs. Couple this with all of the benefits that come with Peace Corps service and it is a “can’t miss” opportunity for anyone considering Peace Corps and graduate school.
Poke around this website to learn more about the PCMI program at WVU and the Morgantown, WV area. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 304-293-2278 or Todd.Petty@mail.wvu.edu.
Overview of the WVU-PCMI Program
Download the WVU-PCMI Brochure