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405-7 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6741

Department Chair
Dr. Lynne Vallone

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan Miller

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We R Arts and Sciences: Dr. Lauren Silver

Dr. Lauren J. Silver - Rutgers University–CamdenDr. Lauren Silver is no stranger to helping others. An Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Dr. Silver has successfully merged community outreach with academics. As evidence of her passion, she has received both the Rutgers–Camden Civic Engagement Faculty Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Civic Engagement. Although she did not immediately know which path ... Read more ... Read more ...

Spring 2015 Newsletters


NOTE: These are general guidelines. Students should consult the Gradate Student Handbook for detailed requirements or contact the Graduate Studies Director. 

The Master of Arts in Childhood Studies equips practitioners and beginning scholars with the skills and knowledge to understand and to address the challenges which confront children throughout the world. The program prepares its graduates to conduct research with and about children, formulate social policy on behalf of children and their families, and work effectively with the diverse populations of children found throughout the world

Core Requirements 

Students in the M.A. program complete the following program of study in approximately two years. Most classes will be offered in late afternoon and early evening.

Child Growth & Development (3 credits) 
One course in cultural perspectives (3 credits) Children and Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective 
Literary and Cultural Constructions of Childhood (3 credits) 
Disciplinary Concentrations (12 credits) Each student will choose two concentrated areas of study, one from the disciplines in the humanities and one from the social sciences. 6 credits must be completed in each concentration. This will ensure grounding in two traditional fields of study.