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PMAc Program Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

  1. How does the PMAc differ from other MAc programs?   
    • The PMAc is a cohort program wherein a student goes through the accelerated 16-month program with a peer group of professionals and executives with diverse work and educational backgrounds.
  2. How long will it take to complete the program?  
    • 16 months.
  3. If a student must drop from the PMAc program, is there an opportunity for re-entry? 
    • Yes, depending on the reason for the drop.
  4. Are there any special events for program participants?
  • Kick-off dinner (during first month of program)
  • Holiday party (December)
  • Mid-program get-together
  • Graduation Party (May)

Curriculum and Course Requirements:

  1. How many credit hours are required to complete the PMAc Program?  
    • 30 credit hours
  2. What is the structure of the Rutgers-Camden PMAc? 
    • Five (5) sessions, and each session will run for 11 weeks, with no more than two courses required for each session. Class are lock-step with a pre-programmed order.
  3. Is a concentration available within the program?  
    • No.
  4. Can a person take Rutgers-Camden PMAc classes without being admitted to the program?  
    • No

Class Schedule:

  1. When do the PMAc classes meet?  
    • All day Saturday
  2. What times do the PMAc classes meet? 
    • Approximately 9:00 AM – 5: 00 PM
  3. How long is each session?  
    • 11 weeks.

Application Process:

  1. When is the PMAc application deadline? 
    • The program adopts rolling admissions; the earlier you apply, the earlier you get an interview. The deadline for the August 2013 cohort is July 30, 2013.
  2. Where do I obtain an application?  
    • To apply online, visit the Rutgers Graduate admissions website here.
  3. What supporting materials are required with my application?
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
    • Official transcripts (from all undergraduate schools attended)
    • Completed application
    • $65 non-refundable application fee
    • Personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a current or recent supervisor)
    • Standardized test scores
    • Resume.
  4. Is a standardized test required for admission to the PMAc program? 
    • Yes.
  5. Are standardized test scores ever waived?  
    • Yes.  Applicants with exceptional work experience should send their resume to our graduate office requesting a waiver of test scores. The Associate Dean of Graduate Programs or his/her designee will provide a response within 7 working days of the request. Those interested in seeking a GMAT waiver request, please email your resume to Beverly Ballard at beverbal@camden.rutgers.edu. 
  6. Is work experience required? 
    • No.
  7. Does the application process require an interview?  
    • Yes. The Graduate Office will schedule interviews for qualified applicants.
  8. Can I apply to the PMAc program as a non-degreed or non-matriculated student?  
    • No.
  9. Is an undergraduate degree in business required for admission? 
    • No. A four-year bachelor’s degree is required, but it does not have to be in business. A Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program was designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting major, and who have been conditionally accepted in the PMAc program.
  10. When are admission decisions made? 
    • 48-72 hours after the interview.

Fees and Financial Aid:

  1. What is the cost of tuition? 
  2. What is the payment structure of the tuition? 
    • Once accepted, there is a non-refundable deposit of $2,500 due prior to the first day of class. The remaining tuition will be due in 4 equal segments over the duration of the program. Payments will be due 30 days after completion of each session and grades are posted, except for Session 5 which is due 30 days before the end of the session.
  3. What does the tuition include? 
    • Tuition, fees, textbooks, parking, program gatherings and cap & gown.
  4. Can I apply to financial aid for the PMAc program?  
    • Yes. You may qualify for federal assistance. Please visit our Financial Aid Office for more information.
    • Website: http://studentaid.rutgers.edu
    • Phone:  856-225-6039
  5. Who can I contact to see if Veteran benefits apply?
    Fred Davis
    Campus Director of Veterans Affairs
    Rutgers University–Camden
    Veterans Affairs Office
    Campus Center
    326 Penn Street, Room 017B
    Camden, NJ 08102