Rutgers-Camden offers full tuition scholarships for Returning Peace Corp Volunteers (RPCV) to earn an MPA under the The Coverdell Fellowship program. Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to RPCV’s who wish to pursue the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.  

Coverdell Fellows may choose from any of the three specializations – Community Development, Public Management, or Education Leadership – and may also choose one of the two policy concentrations – international public service and development or education.

We offer the resources of a world-class research university with the benefit of a smaller campus experience.  Our faculty specialize in both international and domestic public policy to serve the interests of our students.

To apply, please see the MPA admissions requirements.  Please note, the GRE requirement is waived for RPCVs.

Questions may be directed to the Coverdell Fellows Program Faculty Advisor, Dr. Marie Chevrier,


IPSD students returning from Peace Corp assignments

For former IPSD students, students must complete all requirements for the degree, including international placement and 9 hour capstone within eight (8) years following initial enrollment in the MPA program.  Please contact Dr. Chevrier for information on completion.