VISTA and AmeriCorps, Master | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
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Michigan Technological University is proud to offer graduate students the opportunity to combine education and service through the VISTA and AmeriCorps program.


Since 2012, Tech students have worked with VISTA teams across the nation to make a lasting impact on the environment while working towards their graduate degree. Program participants come from many different backgrounds, but are united by their passion for service and their desire to gain field and research experience that will aid them in their future career.

Service That Matters

In the VISTA and AmeriCorps program of Michigan Technological University students are a special group with a special purpose: to serve the public interest and their personal interest at the same time. Program participants do not only seek an excellent education; they are dedicated to sharing their talents and skills with the world. During their off-campus experience, students are assigned projects by Conservation Legacy or the Great Basin Institute designed to conserve and enhance the natural world.

Career Development

As a VISTA or AmeriCorps volunteer, students apply their coursework knowledge to practical field experience in their area of career interest. Following graduation, past VISTA and AmeriCorps Master’s Program students have gone on to work with government agencies and in the private sector. A VISTA or AmeriCorps Master’s equips students with the boost they need to be competitive in today’s job market, and provides them with the experience to be successful in their chosen field.

Programme Structure

  • Students typically spend one year on campus, serve a six-month or one-year assignment with VISTA or Americorps, followed by a semester or year to finish the degree. This timeline can be modified to meet the needs of students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • VISTA and AmeriCorps Master’s applicants apply using Michigan Tech’s free online application. Applicants must specify their interest in the VISTA/AmeriCorps program on their application. Students are admitted to their academic department and then are enrolled in the Coverdell Fellows Program.
  • Academic admission requirements vary by department.
  • AmeriCorps/VISTA requires members to be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien. Students must meet this requirement to apply for VISTA/AmeriCorps program.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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