Master's degree students at Clarkson can now serve in Peace Corps for credit towards engineering degrees
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 6:01 am

POTSDAM -- Master's degree students at Clarkson University now have the option of serving in the Peace Corps to get credit towards degrees in civil engineering or environmental science and engineering, according to the Peace Corps.

Students participating in the Master's International program will receive six credits for their Peace Corps service and the cost will be covered by Clarkson and the corps.

Students in Peace Corps Master’s International programs typically finish one year of graduate school in the U.S. before earning additional academic credit as a Peace Corps volunteer abroad. When they return, Master’s International students complete any remaining academic degree requirements necessary for graduation.

“We’re thrilled to host the Peace Corps MI program here at Clarkson," Clarkson professor of civil and environmental engineering Andrea R. Ferro said. She is the program's coordinator. "Our students initiated the effort to bring the MI program to Clarkson and now they will benefit from the life-changing experiences the program will bring them.”