For those interested in applying for the Ph.D. or M.A. in childhood studies, please visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions web site at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
For those applying for admission in the Ph.D. program applications are due January 5 of the year preceding the fall semester in which you wish to begin. For those applying for admission in the M.A. program applications are due July 15 of the year preceding the fall semester in which you wish to begin.
Admission to the Ph.D. Program is based on a combination of undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts with a minimum 3.2 GPA, GRE scores, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Admissions decisions are based on a combination of the candidates’ academic qualifications and their match with areas of faculty expertise (these areas are described on the faculty page). Admission to the M.A. program is based on a combination of undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) transcripts with a minimum 3.0 GPA, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Students who complete the M.A. program and who then wish to pursue a Ph.D. must complete a separate application to the Ph.D. program.
Teaching and research assistantships, which cover tuition costs and provide stipends for living expenses, are available on a competitive basis to students accepted into the Ph.D. Program. Compensation and duties attached to the appointment are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors. Responsibilities usually include serving as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate course or research assistant on a research project. Compensation is approximately $23,000 per year, plus tuition remission and full medical benefits. Additional information financial aid can be found here http://studentaid.rutgers.edu/