Students in laboratory

Student Research

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

Mentoring Students

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. 

Office of Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising (OSDFA)

This office helps undergraduate students identify and apply for prestigious awards and national fellowships. You can receive guidance on nationally recognized fellowship programs that fund graduate training, public service internships, laboratory and field research, study abroad experiences, and professional opportunities.

Student Research Accomplishments

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, institutes, 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.