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We R Arts and Sciences: Asiha Grigsby

Asiha Grigsby"I was initially drawn to the prestigious name of Rutgers, and ended up falling in love with the small, intimate Camden campus and the collaborative style of the international public service and development program," Says Asiha Grigsby, a recent graduate of the MPA program. Read more ...

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401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Ms. Karen McGrath
(856) 225-6337; fax: -6559

Urban Studies:
Ms. Lisa Alston
(856) 225-2936; fax: -6085

Ph.D. Financial Aid Opportunities

The Ph.D. in Public Affairs–Community Development program creates several financial aid opportunities for doctoral students.  Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships, which cover tuition costs for nine (9) credits per semester and include a living stipend, are available on a competitive basis to students accepted for full-time study in the Ph.D. program.

Graduate Assistants are represented by a collective bargaining agreement at Rutgers University. The annual stipend is approximately $25,000 and changes annually based on negotiated increases. Graduate Assistants must be full-time students (no less than 9 credits per semester) in the Ph.D. program and will receive full tuition remission, fee waivers, and are eligible for health benefits. Assistants work on average 15 hours per week.

Applicants for Graduate Assistantships must apply by February 1 and will be notified by March 1. 

Please contact the Department of Public Policy & Administration at Rutgers–Camden for more information on assistantships. 

All compensation and duties attached to the assistantship are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors.