Section 2.13.04: Masters International Volunteer Program 20-Month Curriculum Schedule
This schedule is designed for full-time students enrolled in the Masters International Volunteer Program (MI). Students completing the MI program must select the Global Social Work Practice pathway as either their primary or secondary pathway. Students interested in pursuing clinical licensure after graduation are strongly encouraged to select either the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse pathway, Welfare of Children & Families pathway, or Social Work Practice with Older Adults and Families from a Lifespan Perspective pathway as their primary pathway and the Global Social Work Practice pathway as their secondary pathway.
MI students can incorporate 27 months of Peace Corps service into their MSW program over the course of four years. MSW applicants must apply to the U-M School of Social Work first and upon acceptance can apply to the Peace Corps. Masters International Volunteer Program students are not guaranteed acceptance into the Peace Corps.
Students enter in the fall term and take academic coursework for two semesters. Upon completion of the winter term, students depart for 27 months of Peace Corps service. Students remain on detached study while serving in the Peace Corps. After 27 months of service, students return to campus to finish two semesters of coursework. Students typically graduate at the conclusion of the winter term. In total, students are enrolled in the program for approximately 47 months, depending on the exact departure and close of service dates set by the Peace Corps.
Twenty-month MI students have the option of one or two field placements. Students will have one field placement during their first year of academic work. After completion of their Peace Corps service, students will have a second field placement or may have the option to return to their first field placement.