Rutgers-Camden offers Returning Peace Corp Volunteers (RPCV) Coverdell Fellowships. The Coverdell Fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to RPCV’s who wish to pursue the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Rutgers-Camden.  Fellowships may be used for tuition and fees in the MPA or Executive MPA programs.

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.

Rutgers-Camden offers 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.  In your application you must indicate in the personal statement that you are a RPCV, and request consideration for a Coverdell Fellowship.  DOS documents should be uploaded with your resume in the application process.

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 

Coverdell Fellows are also awarded after early funding dates, but applications are competitive. All spring applications must be received by November 15th to be considered for second round consideration as Coverdell Fellowships.  Fall applications must be received by June 30th.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Angie McGuire in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden.



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. Marie Chevrier for information on completion.