Master's International Program
MIPC incorporates Peace Corps service into the distance-delivered Rural Development master's degree program where students spend one to two years completing masters degree coursework in the UAF program and then serve overseas in the Peace Corps for 27 months for which they can earn their project research or thesis credits. The MIPC students then return to their UAF program to complete degree requirements.
Students interested in MIPC must apply simultaneously to both the M.A. in Rural Development (and indicate that they are requesting the MIPC option) and the Peace Corps. They must be accepted by both and acceptance by one does NOT guarantee acceptance in the other. Students who are accepted into the MIPC will receive a tuition waiver for up to 12 credits (3 credits per semester) during their Peace Corps service. This allows them to remain in good standing with the UAF Graduate School while they are overseas.
For questions regarding potential graduate studies in Rural Development in combination with Peace Corps service, please contact:
Ralph Gabrielli, Interim Director
Department of Alaska Native Studies & Rural Development
Phone: (907) 474-6528