The Ph.D. in Public Affairs–Community Development program supports several financial aid opportunities for doctoral students. Graduate Assistantships, which cover tuition costs and fees and include a stipend and inclusion in a university health insurance plan, are available on an academically competitive basis to students accepted for full-time study. If interested, be sure to indicate full-time status and a preference for funding in your application.
Graduate Assistants are represented by a collective bargaining agreement at Rutgers University. The annual stipend is approximately $27,000 and changes annually based on negotiated increases. Students awarded Graduate Assistantships must be full-time (no less than nine credits per semester) and must limit outside employment. They are assigned to the Department, and usually conduct research 15 hours per week over the academic year (September 1 – June 30) under the supervision of a faculty member.
Applicants for Graduate Assistantships must apply by February 1st.
In addition to Graduate Assistantships, there are several other competitively-awarded Camden Graduate School and Rutgers University scholarships, as described on the Camden Graduate School’s website [link].