M.Sc. On Campus

Public Affairs - Community Development

Rutgers University

12 months
30144 USD/year
30144 USD/year
17736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Affairs - Community Development program from Rutgers University takes place at the intersection of increasingly complex economic, political, legal, and social systems.


Our rigorous interdisciplinary Public Affairs - Community Development program from Rutgers University, brings together scholarship and applied research from the fields of public policy, public administration, law, business, and the social sciences to prepare graduates both for further doctoral study or to assume leadership positions in the non-profit sector and government.

Your coursework affords you the opportunity to work closely with first rate research faculty and peers in the doctoral program as you explore the economic, political, social and global dimensions of community development.

Vision and Mission

The Department of Public Policy and Administration supports undergraduate, MPA and PhD students. Our three core missions of research, teaching, and public service are interrelated and mutually supportive.  In keeping with Rutgers-Camden’s responsibilities as a unit of New Jersey’s land grant university, our research mission is of primary importance, and informs our commitments to teaching and public service. Our core values reflect our vision of academic and professional excellence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and History of Community Development
  • Logic of Social Inquiry
  • Planning, Markets and Community Development
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please provide all prior academic transcripts; a current resume or c.v.; three letters of recommendation attesting to your qualifications, promise, and preparation for graduate study in the social sciences; a personal statement addressing why you seek to pursue a Ph.D. or M.S. in our program, and providing evidence of an ability to succeed in graduate-level quantitative methods courses; and a recent writing sample of your choosing. We accept very few students for part-time study, and only admit students for the fall semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8868 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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