How to Apply

Applying to the
Graduate School

The next step in your academic and professional journey is right at your fingertips. Apply today to advance your career with a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree from Rutgers–Camden. Join graduate and professional students from around the globe, immerse yourself in groundbreaking research, create lasting works of art, and forge connections with our esteemed faculty.


Access the Application Portal

Start or complete your application online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Who do I contact for more information?

For academic inquiries, please consult the Graduate Program Director for your program of interest. For other questions, feel free to contact the Assistant Dean.

Can I call or stop by your office?

Certainly, we encourage you to contact us. Pay us a visit at our office, give us a call, send an email, or connect with us on social media. We’re eager to engage with you.

Application Fees

How much is the application fee?

After you submit your application, you will be required to pay the $70 nonrefundable application fee. We recommend that you make the payment online using a credit card or e-Check through our secure, encrypted website.

Can I pay the application fee later?

Your application will not be reviewed until we have processed your fee payment. You can pay the application fee at a later date by logging back into your application portal.

How do I request an appliction fee waiver?

With the exceptions outlined below, we typically do not waive fees, but we may defer a fee under extraordinary circumstances. Please be aware that, in accordance with our policy, application fee waiver requests are exclusively reviewed for applications that are fully submitted and complete. A complete application must include all necessary supporting documents, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and any other required materials as per our application guidelines. Ensuring that all components are submitted is crucial for the application to be considered complete. You can request a fee deferral by emailing the Assistant Dean a statement of need and supporting evidence, such as tax returns or a letter from a financial aid officer from your school.

Rutgers alumni from any campus may receive a waiver of the application fee.

Applicants who are currently serving in the U.S. Military or are Military Veterans planning to apply for educational benefits under the GI Bill receive a waiver of the application fee.

Working on Your Application

How do I apply?

You can apply online using the application portal. Rutgers uses a secure, online application with high-grade encryption to protect your information and requires an updated browser with cookies and JavaScript enabled.

Do you work with agents or ambassadors to complete an application?

We have created an application process and resources that are designed for you to complete the application yourself. While we do have ambassadors who help students, we do not charge for this service. Be particularly wary of agents or ambassadors who guarantee admission, housing, and employment for a charge. Confirm the veracity of their connection with the university by contacting Assistant Dean Erick Watt-Udogu.

What is an RUID?

Your RUID, a nine-digit number in the following format: ###00####, is emailed to you within 24 to 48 hours after you submit your application.

While your RUID is not used for the application process, you will need it if you decide to enroll and will have the same RUID for your entire history with Rutgers.

If for some reason you have not received your RUID, or have misplaced it, contact us.

How do I resume a saved application?

Log back into the application portal to resume a saved application.

After I submit an application, can I change it?

You cannot change your application after it has been submitted. If you need to make a change or correction to your application, send it in writing to the Assistant Dean.

Checking Your Application Status

When will I receive a decision?

Admissions decisions are made by individual committees, and this process may span several months. We acknowledge your desire for prompt decisions, especially when you’re considering offers from other institutions. If you’re aware that your application is complete, please feel free to reach out to us for an update.

How do I check the status of my application?

Revisiting your application portal offers you the fastest way to stay informed about your application’s progress, including your admissions decision. Check for updates on your recommendations, scores, and transcripts, and conveniently accept or decline your admission offer online.

Our records are regularly updated as we receive and process new information. You can log in as frequently as needed to monitor your application status.

What should I do if I am missing letters of recommendation?

Recommendations should be submitted electronically. If the application portal indicates that your recommendations have not been received, you can resend the emails to your recommenders by clicking on the ‘Resend Form’ button in the Recommendations section of the application.

If your recommender encounters issues with electronic submission, if you require an additional recommendation, or if you need to change a recommender, please contact the Assistant Dean.

What should I do if my test scores are not marked as being received?

If youdo not see your scores listed two weeks after submission, please contact the Assistant Dean.