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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.

Congratulations to these students who earned their Peace Corps Prep certificate this semester!
  • Sarah Elliott
  • Asa Leininger
  • Chloe Mitchell
  • Kyra Uphoff
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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!


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.