Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted and reviewed for admission on a rolling basis but are due no later than:

  • Fall semester: March 1 for funding consideration/July 1 all applications
  • Spring semester: November 1

Application to the MPA program may be made for the fall or spring semester; the Executive MPA program admits students only once a year for the fall semester.

Requirements

All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. To apply, please submit:

  1. Official transcripts showing all coursework and degrees from all undergraduate and graduate institutions.*
  2. Official results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), received directly from the Educational Testing Service. We accept law school (LSAT) or business school (GMAT) exam results instead of the GRE, however, all results must be submitted within three years of the test date. The graduate school test requirement may be waived for:
    1. applicants holding a graduate degree,
    2. B.A./M.P.A. applicants matriculating on the Rutgers-Camden campus, and
    3. applicants with three or more years of relevant professional experience.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A  statement regarding the applicant’s personal and professional goals and experience. (This statement should be prepared carefully since it weighs heavily in admissions considerations.) 
  5. A current résumé.
  6. A completed online application. Included in the application must be the application form, the required application fee ($70.00), and all supplemental information requested on the application, as outlined above.

Applications must be submitted online at the Rutgers Admissions website: http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu.   

Please note the program selection directs your application. Scroll to the section labeled “The Graduate School – Camden” and select the appropriate Semester on the right-hand side, ensure you select the Camden Campus program:

Program 56834: MPA on-campus program
Program 56831: Executive MPA program (West Windsor)
Program 56834N Non-matriculating (Contact Angie McGuire, Program Director)
 
*Official transcripts should be sent electronically to Rutgers-Camden Graduate Admissions. If transcripts not sent electronically, the official transcripts in a sealed envelope may be mailed to Rutgers-Camden Graduate Admissions, 406 Penn St, Camden, NJ 08102