- Contact the creative writing program coordinator if there's anything you need to know, or anything you need to let us know, related to the MFA program.
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Master's International/Peace Corps Program
The MFA program’s Peace Corps Track is a unique and innovative way for poets and fiction writers to meet the international obligations of UNLV’s program, become bilingual, and serve the current needs of the third world. Through the Peace Corps Master’s International Program, students may join the Peace Corps at the same time after they enter the MFA program, complete their course work in two years instead of the usually required three, and write a thesis during their two-year Peace Corps assignment. There is no separate admissions process for applicants interested in the Peace Corps. Applicants must first apply to the MFA program through the normal process and, if admitted, may apply to the Peace Corps during their first or second year in the program. Applicants may, if they choose, indicate their interest in the Peace Corps in the personal statement portion of their application. The entire program is a four-year obligation, but students receive an MFA when they complete their Peace Corps assignment, receive a resettlement allowance, and experience the Peace Corps firsthand. Applicants interested in the Peace Corps track should contact the creative writing program coordinator and/or a Peace Corps recruiter.