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Peace Corps Master's International Program

Having trouble deciding between graduate school and the Peace Corps? You can do both when you enroll in the Peace Corps Master’s International (MI) Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T). Students in the program complete their classroom work at N.C. A&T, then spend two years overseas as Peace Corps volunteers.

Peace Corps provides medical care, living expenses and other support for volunteers while they are overseas. The Master’s International Program at N.C. A&T is a truly global experience, enabling students to graduate with a unique combination of an advanced degree and two years of substantive professional experience in an international setting. Our Master’s International students have served in Africa, Central America and Asia, and some have gone on to further graduate studies in Ph.D. programs.

Our department offers two majors in the Master’s International Program:

Depending on which program you enroll in, the course work for the MI Program will include a minimum of 30 - 37 semester hours of academic study, including 12 semester hours in core courses, and a minimum of 9 - 21 semester hours in concentration courses.  

Application

Prospective students must apply to and be accepted by both the Peace Corps and the North Carolina A&T Graduate School

Admission requirements include a 2.65 GPA on a scale of 4.0 and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants may be admitted to the master’s degree program on a provisional basis if the record of undergraduate preparation reveals deficiencies that can be removed near the beginning of graduate study. GRE scores are not required for admission.

Find Graduate School applications here

Financial aid

Most of the students in the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education receive some type of financial aid or assistantships on faculty research projects. These assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply early, by contacting John Paul Owens, Master’s International Program Coordinator.

About N.C. A&T 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a land grant university committed to education, research and extension. It is located in Greensboro, a major city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Some of the resources available to students in the Master’s International program in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences include the International Trade Center, which helps small-scale businesses in the state, and the 492-acre University Farm which maintains herds of cattle, goats, sheep, poultry and swine. Researchers also conduct environmental, agricultural engineering and production trials on the farm.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of our facilities, and to find out more about how the Master’s International Program can help you fulfill your professional goals.

John Paul Owens

John Paul Owens
MI Program Coordinator
Room 167 Carver Hall
Email: owensj@ncat.edu
(336) 285-4835

Dr. Anthony Yeboah

Anthony K. Yeboah Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education
Room 145 Carver Hall
yeboaha@ncat.edu
(336) 334-7943
Fax: (336) 334-7793

Peace Corps Master’s International Program
www.peacecorps.gov/masters
(800) 424-8550