The Rutgers-Camden Graduate School provides access to financial assistance and scholarship support options and academic merit awards to qualified applicants to the MPA degree program. Applicants interested in financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid at the time of application. 

For more information on scholarship and fellowship options and funding available to Graduate Students – visit the graduate school website.

  • International Chancellor’s Scholarships – Funding for non-sponsored, F-1 visa holders 
  • Ralph Bunche Fellowships – Funding for a minority MPA student.

2023-2024 tuition & fees MPA on-campus Camden Graduate tuition and fees

A graduate school MPA course is three credits unless noted.

Student Type Full Time Part-Time
In-State $9,348 $779/credit
Out of State* $15,408* $1,248/credit

Dean’s Graduate School Differential Award: Out-of-State Scholarships
Out-of-State scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to new out-of-state applicants.  The scholarship covers the tuition cost differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition for full-time students taking up to 12 credits per semester for up to 4 sequential semesters (2 academic years, fall and spring semesters only). Students are nominated by each department.

Campus fees, Student fees, technology fees, and EMPA program fees are in addition to tuition as noted on the 2022-2023 Camden Graduate Schools tuition and fees.  

Coverdell Fellowships

The Department offers Coverdell Fellowships for full-time students, or EMPA students, to cover tuition for students who are Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs).

The Department also evaluates grades, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and work experience when making funding decisions.  In other words, applicants are evaluated on merit, interests, and experience.