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Maximize your experience at SPEA with such things as Service Corps, Peace Corps, Presidential Management Fellows and more!
Learning and experience can be gained both in and out of the classroom. At SPEA, we offer you the chance to boost your skills before starting the program, and the chance to explore other opportunities after you are here. We recognize that not everyone comes from the same background and place in life, and our goal is to be flexible for you.
SPEA offers special benefits including credit hour and experiential waivers to recognize your volunteer work. For instance, SPEA’s Peace Corps program waives 6 credit hours from the degree requirements of Returned Peace Corps volunteers. In total, Peace Corps save over $4,400. SPEA also hosts one-of-a-kind civic engagement program, called Service Corps, which enables students to directly apply their classroom learning to the real-world work environment. The Service Corps Program also offers students an attractive merit aid opportunity to accompany the experience. Students are selected for Service Corps participation during the merit aid allocation process, based on expressed interest, undergraduate academic record, personal statement and resume.
Leadership. If your interests are leaning toward the highest levels of federal government, our Presidential Management Fellows program could be for you. Learning from leaders who are working in at the highest levels, you’ll receive a stipend for the two years you participate in the Presidential Management Fellows program. And better yet, many alums of Presidential Management Fellows program have been hired to prestigious jobs through their connections.
Preparation. At SPEA we offer you the chance to supplement your education with advance-prep classes before you begin your graduate school experience. Whether you have been out of school for a few years, or are worried that your math skills are polished enough, we have the program to help you out.