Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Welcome

Recalled from your Peace Corps post due to COVID-19?

Continue your social impact mission at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy 

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University is a public policy school with a mission. We’re focused on innovative policy solutions that create positive change. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers graduate from our programs with crucial policy analysis skills that help them leverage their on-the-ground experience into broader social impact.  

Many of our staff and faculty are RPCVs and know how devastating it is to be recalled. We want to do everything we can to keep you moving forward.  We invite you to check out our programs below and inquire about our programs and scholarships for returning and recalled volunteers.

Master of International Development Policy

The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program at the Sanford School of Public Policy is designed for people like you: passionate, experienced, and working to make a difference in developing countries. Our mid-career program helps you leverage your existing skills and Peace Corps experience into a long-term career in international development. With a flexible curriculum, seven areas of focus, and a hands-on staff and faculty, the MIDP program provides a globally-diverse and practitioner-focused education you need to keep your momentum. 

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Our two-year, professional Master of Public Policy (MPP) program offers students outstanding preparation for dynamic careers as analysts, leaders and managers at various levels of government, nonprofits and corporations – both domestically and internationally.

Sanford alums are changing the world. Holding influential positions in many countries, our graduates are addressing the most pressing issues faced around the globe. They share a spirit of optimism and a confidence that allows them to be creative, think big, and solve problems.

In addition to Sanford’s MPP and MIDP programs, two other schools at Duke are Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship program partners. Please see their websites for more information about their programs and application information.