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 a specialization – Community Development or Public Management – 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.

Admissions are considered on a rolling basis, and funding decisions are prioritized on applicant qualifications.
Early funding decision deadlines are:
Spring – October 1st
Fall      – March 1st 

Awards are also made after the early funding dates. All spring applications must be received by November 15th to be considered for Coverdell Fellowships.  Fall applications must be received by June 30th.

Questions may be directed to the Mrs. Karen McGrath in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden.

Karen McGrath
Phone: (856) 225-6337
Fax: (856) 225-6559



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 or Mrs. Karen McGrath for information on completion.