2014: If we build it, will you come? If we were to offer PCMI programs in Horticulture, Soils, Crop Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, and Water Resources, would you come? Please consider, and don't hesitate to be in touch about this. More news soon.
Spring 2014: PCMI student Sonia Bruck is leaving for Nepal in September! Student Taylor Lucey will know very soon where she will be going overseas. A very exciting time...
April 24, 5:30 pm: “Peace Corps, Past, present and future” party for Oregon State/Corvallis candidates. Richardson Hall 107. See you there!
Great Huffington Post article about one volunteer's perspective on what Peace Corps volunteerism is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ross-szabo/volunteering-peace-corps_b_1610215.html
Shannon Daniels (seen here with her RPCV husband, Kail), MI student in Forest Ecosystems and Society, is back at school and working to complete her Master of Forestry degree program.Close-of-service, COS, is a very emotional time for Peace Corps Volunteers, as it is a life transition just as significant as leaving for the Peace Corps at beginning of service-- "readjustment" to another culture (US), and "wearing new lenses" while do so. Their blog captures the celebratory intensity of the moment: http://peacecorpsperu.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/close-of-service-cos/.
A US Peace Corps web-streamed recruiting video for PCMI can be viewed on-line. It is on the MI page of the Peace Corps website: www.peacecorps.gov/masters
Oregon State University offers a Peace Corps Master’s International (MI) Program in Forestry, Applied Economics, with expected expansion into Horticulture, Soils, Crop Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, and Water Resources.
A student accepted into the OSU Graduate School and as a graduate student into one of the above-mentioned academic programs can choose to be a "PCMI Candidate". As a PCMI candidate your graduate degree program will be coordinated with your 27 months of Peace Corps service.
The on-campus coursework prepares you to be the high-caliber professional expected of OSU College of Forestry students... but with a twist. Some courses can prepare you for Peace Corps / international work. You'll be a better Peace Corps volunteer, too, as a result!
Depending on the program, students earn either a Master of Science or a non-thesis degree (like MF-- Master of Forestry) with an area of concentration/focus/option that you and your major professor agree upon. Degree emphases are described here for the College of Forestry and here for Applied Economics.