Still Accepting Applications for Final Master’s International Cohort | Peace Corps Retires Master’s International Program After Nearly 30 Years

In late April, the Peace Corps made the difficult decision to retire the Master’s International program and focus its resources on other partnership opportunities. Established in 1987, the program pairs graduate studies with Peace Corps service. The partnership between Peace Corps Master’s International and Antioch University New England  had been established in May 2014. Currently, there are 15 students enrolled as Master’s International students at AUNE.The last cohort of students will start classes this fall. AUNE is dedicated to supporting these exceptional students throughout their graduate program and Peace Corps service.

Prospective Master’s International students may still apply for fall, 2016. Applicants admitted to the program must start classes on August 27, 2016, the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. This will be the last opportunity for students to participate in Master’s International.

“Combining graduate study with Peace Corps service changed my life,” said Jason Rhoades, AUNE’s Master’s International program coordinator who served in the Peace Corps from 2006 to 2008 in the Republic of Armenia. “It is disappointing that the program won’t continue, but I am excited that there is one last chance for individuals to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to combine scholarship, service, and adventure. I encourage any person who is interested in this outstanding program to apply for the fall 2016 semester.”

Prospective students can apply to the following AUNE graduate degree programs to be part of the last Master’s International cohort:

Environmental Studies

  • MS in Environmental Studies with concentrations in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, Conservation Biology, Environmental Education, Science Teacher Certification, and Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • MS in Resource Management and Conservation (Professional Science Master’s option only)
  • PhD in Environmental Studies


  • MBA in Sustainability

The University is also part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program and offers scholarships for students who have completed their Peace Corps service.

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