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  School of Public Affairs and Administration 2013–2015 Degree Programs Ph.D. Program Admission  


The deadline for applications is February 1. Applicants, particularly those in need of financial aid, are encouraged to apply as early as possible. It is particularly important for applicants without recent GRE exam scores to have prepared for and taken the GRE before submitting an application. Approximately 6-10 students are admitted each year.

A limited number of graduate fellowships, providing for tuition and a stipend, are awarded through the Graduate School-Newark. All financial aid is awarded on a competitive basis, and expectations are that students will be supported for up to four years. However, renewal of financial aid is subject to availability, satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory and timely completion of assignments as teaching assistants or graduate assistants. Students who do not receive financial aid commitments at the beginning of their first semester, but who later receive support, may be considered for continued financial assistance only after those students to whom initial four-year commitments were made; remaining or additional financial aid will then be allocated according to the criteria above.

To complete an application, please go to:
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
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