Exciting discoveries await at a research university such as Rutgers University–Camden, and not just for faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate students can join in the quest for new knowledge.
At Rutgers–Camden, faculty members are committed to innovative teaching at every level—undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral—and inspired by the ideas and opinions of their students. Our small class sizes encourage seminar-style learning, and our close-knit environment makes access to professors open and easy.
Students and professors collaborate on research, creative projects, and experiential learning opportunities. This faculty mentorship—where professors and students share the excitement of discovery—is a hallmark at Rutgers–Camden.
Undergraduate Learning Beyond the Classroom
In laboratories and libraries, in nearby neighborhoods and far-flung outposts, there are many ways you can get involved with research.
- Take a research-intensive course
- Assist your professor with research
- Launch your own independent research project
Whichever path you choose, research requires students to solve problems, think critically, and write persuasively—skills that all employers value.
Rutgers–Camden students can engage in research and creative activity, starting as an undergraduate.
As a student, you can apply for grants to support research and creative activity and to travel to conferences to represent your work.
From autism to eschatology, from computer security to economic policy, Rutgers student researchers are asking big questions—and reaching bold conclusions—at this yearly celebration of undergraduate research.
Many of our student researchers present at conferences, earn grants and fellowships, and even publish in online and print journals. Find inspiration for your own research journey from their stories.
Graduate Research Across Disciplines
At Rutgers University–Camden, graduate students pursue master‘s and doctoral programs in a challenging, academic environment cultivated by outstanding faculty scholars who encourage investigation and exploration. Through our libraries, centers, institutues, and facilities, students have access to the superior academic and research resources you would expect from a major research university such as Rutgers.
Here’s a sample of where the research pursuits of recent Rutgers–Camden graduate students have led.
- A graduate of the Ph.D. in childhood studies program, Diane Marano’s dissertation became the basis of her new book Juvenile Offenders and Guns: Voices Behind Gun Violence.
- Elisa Miyake, who researched energy drink consumption as a M.S. in psychology student, published her research in the scholarly journal Addictive Behaviors.
- As an M.S. in biology candidate, Ryan Pachucki studied how circadian rhythms work within populations of fungus that grow globally.
- Matt Niepielko, Rutgers–Camden's first Ph.D. graduate in computational and integrative biology, was named a recipient of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics from the Genetics Society of America to pursue postdoctoral research.
- Ten students in the Ph.D. in public affairs program presented their unique research at the Urban Affairs Association conference.
Interested in learning more?
For more information on graduate student research, contact the academic department or program at the school/college of interest.