The Appalachian Coal Country Team has partnered with Michigan Tech to provide opportunities to earn a Master's degree through a combination of OSM/VISTA service and classroom instruction. The OSM/VISTA - Michigan Technological University Masters Program will simultaneously advance the five core goals of the OSM/VISTA Teams and the University to provide an opportunity for students to combine academic course work with practical field experience and to enhance ongoing volunteer activities at the University. The program will also contribute to more effective OSM/VISTA Volunteer service in the appropriate academic disciplines and OSM/VISTA programs.
Participants are required to meet the admissions requirements for one of the participating Masters of Science programs and be accepted into a participating MS degree programs.
The OSM/VISTA - Michigan Technological University Masters Program operates as follows:
Education awards earned from the two years of service will closely match tuition. Participants will also be eligible for scholarships and financial assistance. Michigan Tech will pay for the participant's tuition while the participant serves on the OSM/VISTA Teams.
Participants will apply to one of the MS degree programs in the following disciplines:
For more information, visit the MTU website at http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/programs/degrees/osm-vista/