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The Peace Corps Master’s International Program at Eastern Michigan University

Peace Corps Logo About the Master’s International Program

Founded in 1987 at Rutgers University, the Master’s International program allows students to combine Peace Corps service with their graduate studies. Selected students typically spend one year on campus, subsequently complete 27 months of Peace Corps service while undertaking an academic project, and then return to campus to fulfill any remaining degree requirements. The Master’s International program is currently offered at more than 80 universities across the country.

Master’s International at Eastern Michigan University

The Eastern Michigan University Master’s International partnership was founded in the fall of 2011.

Master’s International students at Eastern Michigan University have the opportunity to earn an M.A. degree in TESOL.

Requirements

To be accepted to the Eastern Michigan University Master’s International program, interested students must be accepted in the M.A. TESOL Program and after this acceptance has been granted, the Peace Corps. As a member of the PCMI – TESOL program, students will complete all of the required and cognate courses to complete the MA-TESOL, and they will receive 6 hours of elective credits as they serve 27 months in the Peace Corps.

Students entering the MA-TESOL program will be required to successfully complete a minimum of 18-credit hours of coursework prior to entering the service (see program of study).

In order to receive 6 credits for their Peace Corps service, each PCMI-TESOL student will write an email to Records and Registration requesting enrollment in internship (FLAN 686( for the six semester: Fall 1, Winter 1, Spring/Summer 1, Fall 2, Winter 2, and Spring/Summer 2. At the beginning of each of these semesters, the PCMI-TESOL coordinator will write an email to Records and Registration reminding them to enroll the PCMI-TESOL students for FLAN 686. Records and Registration will complete the low-enrollment form (which is normally used for doctoral students) to ensure that PCMI student are continuously enrolled for purposes of deferring any outstanding student loans.

Benefits

Master’s International students at Eastern Michigan University receive the following benefits:

  • University Fellowships to cover the cost of tuition and fees for the 1-credit internship course for in-service participants
  • 6 hours of elective credits for the 27 month served in the Peace Corps

Meeting EMU’s commitment to providing financial aid to PCMI-TESOL students, out-of-state applicants will be encouraged to apply for two scholarship options:

  1. National Scholars Scholarship, which provides out-of-state students who hold an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher with funds sufficient to cover the difference between out-of-state and in-state tuition and fees.
  2. EMU Success Scholarship, for students who hold an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, provides a scholarship (currently $3,100 year for up to two years.)

Program Contacts

To learn more about the Eastern Michigan University Peace Corps Master’s International partnership, please contact:

Dr. Jeff Popko

Alexander Hall 340

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Email: apopko@emich.edu

Phone: (734) 487-6731  

 

 

The Department of World Languages is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344