The Rutgers–Camden Doctor of Philosophy in Prevention Science (Ph.D.) is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the most challenging programs facing communities and individuals. 

The distinctive focus of the Rutgers–Camden program – intervention, causal analysis, and statistical sophistication – will prepare graduates of the program to conduct research of the highest quality. Graduates will be equipped with the tools necessary for experimental work in international development, educational reform, healthcare, and other areas. Additionally, the expanding recognition of the need for prevention science researchers means that Ph.D. graduates are recruited by universities, governments, private research organizations, and philanthropies.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Rutgers–Camden prevention science program offers a broad focus on a wide range of social problems, including issues related to health, education, business, psychology, human development, and criminal justice.

Application Requirements:

  • A transcript showing the completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement regarding the applicant’s personal and professional goals and experience
  • A current resumé

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2023 deadline: Feb 28

Program Requirements:

  • 60 credits: 45 from coursework and 15 from a doctoral dissertation. 


TA/GA funding is available for doctoral students.

Contact the Program Director:

Dr. Kristin August