The nation’s first doctoral degree-granting program in Childhood Studies welcomed the first cohort in 2007. In addition to the PhD program, Rutgers–Camden also offers an undergraduate minor, and awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Childhood Studies.

Childhood studies is acknowledged widely as a prominent emerging academic discipline that is transforming research and scholarship on children in the same way that women’s studies and African-American studies transformed the study of race and gender during the late 20th century.  

“Research on every Rutgers campus seeks to provide new insight into the challenges facing the citizens of New Jersey and, indeed, the world,” said Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick. “At Rutgers–Camden, we have a strong and growing core of faculty who are established leaders in childhood studies across a comprehensive spectrum of scholarly disciplines. Their excellence in research regularly earns national and international attention, and their work is instrumental in deepening our knowledge of childhood matters. As a result, Rutgers–Camden is the ideal location for the nation’s first doctoral program in this important field.”

Contacts

For more about the childhood studies program, contact:

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University–Camden
405-407 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

Daniel T. Cook, Department Chair
dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu
(856) 225-2816
Room 303

Sarada Balagopalan, Director of Graduate Studies
sarada.balagopalan@rutgers.edu
(856) 225-6892
Room 311

Joann Schroeder, Department Secretary
Joann.schroeder@rutgers.edu
(856) 225-6741
Room 304

About the Faculty

Rutgers–Camden has a growing core of faculty in childhood studies across a wide spectrum of scholarly disciplines. Their excellence in research regularly earns national and international attention, and their work is instrumental in deepening knowledge of childhood matters. As a result, Rutgers–Camden is the ideal location for the nation’s first doctoral program in this important field.