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The marketplace is global. You should be, too.

Highlight your public affairs work by earning a certificate from the U.S. Peace Corps.

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Fill out our contact form to let us know you're interested in learning more about the Peace Corps Prep program. We'll follow up with you!

Or, come to one of our Spring 2024 drop in opportunities:
  • Wednesdays, 1:30-5 p.m., .Strong Hall 479 (in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Gerontology office)
  • Thursday, February 15th, 10 - 11 a.m., Strong 458 (in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Gerontology office)
  • Tuesday, March 26th, 11am - noon, Strong 458
  • Thursday, April 18th, 4 - 4:45 p.m., Strong 458
One of the students who earned a Peace Corps Prep certificate at MSU last year is now serving with the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka. See the photos she sent us in our MSU PCVS and RPCVS section on our Program History page.
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If you have questions about Peace Corps Prep at Missouri State, contact Dr. Mary S. Willis in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Gerontology.

The Missouri State University Peace Corps Prep program will help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps. It will also increase your competitiveness in the job market by expanding your global awareness and by providing experiences, such as service-learning and education abroad, that give added value to most careers even without Peace Corps service.

If you want to join a community of like-minded students interested in international service and the betterment of all peoples, then earn a Peace Corps Prep certificate from the United States Peace Corps!

The Peace Corps Prep program is open at any time to students of any major. Although completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps volunteer, the specialized curriculum and experience through Peace Corps Prep will greatly increase your chances. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to participate in the Missouri State University Peace Corps Prep program; however, you must have U.S. citizenship to serve in the Peace Corps.



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