Training Areas

The graduate program in psychology offers training in the behavioral sciences including concentrations in:

There is a strong emphasis on research, empirical methods, teaching, and presentation skills throughout the duration of graduate studies.

Admissions and Requirements

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a top-ranked public research university, offering more than 100 graduate academic programs in 16 graduate and professional schools on three campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway.

Applying to Graduate Programs in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers-Newark

Rutgers Graduate and Professional Admissions

Online Application for Rutgers University Graduate and Professional Schools

Requirements and Supporting Materials for Rutgers Graduate and Professional Schools


Please see our People page for a list of faculty, research specializations, and labs currently accepting students.

Financial Aid

All students accepted into the program receive a full stipend and tuition remission through one of the wide range of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships offered by the Rutgers Graduate School to full-time Ph.D. students whose records demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly promise. Stipends range up to $18,000 plus tuition remission and are renewable for four years. Students of minority groups may receive additional support through the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program and other programs. Applications for most forms of financial aid must be submitted by March 1. Students also receive financial support from the Psychology Department to attend conferences.

Cost of Study
Tuition for the 2010-11 academic year is about $15,000 (for New Jersey residents); graduate students receive tuition remission along with their source of support

Living and Housing Costs
Graduate student housing (Talbott Apartments) is available at a cost of about $6200 per year (single occupancy). Additional housing is available in University brownstone apartments.