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Actuarial and Statistical Analysis
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Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
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Criminal Justice 202
English 350, 352, 354, 615, 842
Forensic Science 412
History 512
Industrial Mathematics
Liberal Studies 606
Mathematical Sciences 645
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834, 831
Public Affairs 824
Teacher Education 956
World Languages and Cultures 410
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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Creative Writing 200 Admission Requirements  

Admission Requirements

Please complete the online application at

Submission of GRE scores is not required for general application, but is encouraged if you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship. We do not have a minimum cut-off score. You may either enter the Rutgers code for automatically mailing GRE scores, or send a copy of your paper score report to the address below.

In addition to the online application, you will need the following supplemental materials:

  • A transcript showing the completion of a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree, with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better
  • Two letters of reference
  • A short personal statement about your background and goals
  • A writing sample

The sample should represent your strongest work, whether published or more recent. You may submit fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or a combination. Page limit is as follows: 20 to 30 pages of fiction or nonfiction, or 10 pages of poetry, or a combination thereof--10 to 15 pages of prose and five pages of poetry. You may include one or more complete short stories, excerpts from short stories, or excerpts from a novel or novella. Prose should be double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced. Please do not send more than the specified number of pages. The work should be submitted as a Word or PDF attachment to this email address: Please put your name and the genre(s) of work in your email subject line. You will receive acknowledgment of the work via email.

You may submit your letters of recommendation either electronically or by hard copy. If you are having the letters mailed, provide your recommenders with stamped envelopes addressed to admissions (see below).

The Rutgers admissions website allows you to see what materials are still needed and when your application is complete. You may also direct questions about admission to Leah Falk at

Mail your materials to:

Rutgers University
Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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