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Graduate Liberal Studies Program » Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

An application form is available online from the Graduate Admissions Office at 406 Penn St, Camden, NJ 08102, or by calling (856)225-6104. Applicants to the program should have a grade point average of “B” or better in his or her undergraduate major. 

The application packet must include: 

  • An official transcript. (3.0 GPA preferred)
  • 2 letters of recommendation. (These should be from former professors or other people who can comment on your intellectual abilities and academic skills. Recommendations from employers, friends, or relatives are not as useful.)
  • A writing sample. (An undergraduate research paper is ideal, or something that shows your ability to do academic writing)
  • A personal statement (Please explain why you are applying to the program, what your intellectual interests are, and what you hope to gain from participating.)

Please note that the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is NOT required for admission. Finally, although there is not a formal deadline for application, students who wish to enter the program in the fall should apply by August 15, and students seeking spring admission should apply by December 15.

(Note for non-matriculating students: If you wish to change status to matriculated, you will need to submit a special application form and will be able to transfer only 12 credits of courses taken so far in the program).

To check on the status of your application, or for any other questions, please contact the Liberal Studies office at 856-225-6700 or send an e-mail to the program director, Prof. Stuart Charmé (scharme@rutgers.edu