Lincoln University to Partner with Peace Corps

7 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, December 23 2010 Dec 23, 2010 Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:20:29 AM CST December 23, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri university will be the first in the state to offer credits to masters students serving in the Peace Corps. Lincoln University graduate students can soon participate in the Peace Corps' Master's International program.

The program requires graduate students to take one year of classes, then serve 27 months in the Peace Corps before returning to school to complete their master's degrees. They Peace Corps service is worth nine graduate credit hours. The program is tied in with Lincoln's graduate program in business administration and its new master's program in environmental science

Lincoln graduate programs director Linda Bickel said she hopes to have students enrolled in the program beginning next fall.

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