Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program

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You have served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and had experiences of a lifetime that no one can take away from you. Why not go the extra step and enhance those practical experiences with a Master's degree? Kennesaw State University's Master of Science in International Policy Management provides an excellent opportunity for you to continuing your studies.

As is indicated at the Peace Corps website, for many Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows, this is an opportunity to combine academic and professional endeavors with your desire to work in underserved communities. At the same time, it allows the Fellow to reintegrate into a community and do something meaningful after his or her experience abroad.

Through the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program at KSU you will receive a tuition waiver and stipend for fall and spring semesters. The program offers Graduate Research Assistantships to Peace Corps Fellows for up to four academic semesters in this degree program.

If you would like more information, please visit Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program.

Application process

There is a two-part application process. First, you apply to the MSIPM program.  Next, you will need to complete a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows application form in order to be considered for KSU's Fellows Program.

You'll send the Peace Corps forms to another office, so be sure to follow the directions on the link below.  Peace Corps Fellows' applications will be reviewed in March and April for the upcoming Fall semester. Acceptance into the MSIPM program does not guarantee automatic acceptance into KSU's Fellows/USA program. To be considered for the KSU Coverdell Fellows Program for fall, submit an application by March 15. NOTE: The application deadline for RPCVs seeking a Coverdell Fellowship for Fall 2020 admissions has been extended to APRIL 30, 2020, to accommodate the unprecedented circumstances associated with the COVID-19 crisis. 

For more information about the Fellows Program please contact:

Brandon D. Lundy, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Phone: 470-578-2893

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Committee will review all applications and contact candidates no later than May 31. Admission into the MSIPM is a prerequisite for Fellows consideration.