At Rutgers, 30 schools and colleges serve students seeking an undergraduate education, professional studies, graduate degrees, graduate medical education, and postdoctoral education. The schools and colleges provide personalized courses of study within the breadth of offerings of a major research university whose academic excellence springs from a core focus on the arts and sciences.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Some schools at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (indicated by an *) and are listed under both headings. The School of Graduate Studies (indicated by **)—formed in July 2017 from the merger of the Graduate School–New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences—is a unit of both Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy prepares students for both public- and private-sector careers, teaching and research professions, and service at all levels of government. Students are trained and employed in the areas of land use, political processes, public health, employment and social policy, human services, transportation policy and planning, housing and real estate, urban redevelopment, and regional development and planning.
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy *
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is recognized as providing one of the most challenging, dynamic, and satisfying programs of study leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree. In concert with a supportive faculty and staff, students at the school build a foundation for learning that continues long after graduation.
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is committed to meeting the need for well-educated and well-trained professional psychologists. The school offers programs in clinical psychology and school psychology, with concentrations in community psychology and sport psychology. The school’s doctor of psychology degree programs are designed to provide doctoral training for students who wish to attain excellence as professional psychologists and offer services to the community in a wide variety of settings, especially those with underserved populations.
Graduate School of Education
The Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of educational institutions, processes, and agents to empower people to act as reflective, compassionate, and effective participants in a diverse and interconnected world. As a professional school within New Jersey’s flagship public university, the production and dissemination of knowledge about education is central to its mission.
Mason Gross School of the Arts
As the arts conservatory of Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts is a professional school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, theater arts, visual arts, and dance. The school’s mission is to identify and nurture outstanding creative talent and to instill the insights and skills needed by future generations of arts professionals, enabling them to contribute to the creative and scholarly activity so essential to the vitality of our culture and society
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School *
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s mission centers on education, advanced research, community health, and direct patient care. Home to 20 basic science and clinical departments, the school also houses major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women’s health. Its principal teaching hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, consistently ranks among New Jersey’s top three hospitals.
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick offers undergraduate and graduate programs, through its three degree-granting units, that equip graduates with the skills they need to function in today’s diverse global business environment. With a focus on teamwork, the curriculum brings an innovative and thoughtful approach to problem solving in real-world business settings. The school educates students at two main campuses in Newark and New Brunswick, as well as five satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore. Steeped in academic excellence, with a distinguished faculty and a corps of successful alumni, the school delivers the business, science, and technology credentials demanded by global corporations.
School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate school for liberal arts and sciences. The study of the arts and sciences is the foundation of undergraduate education and academic excellence at Rutgers. With more than 800 faculty and more than 70 majors and minors in biological and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and interdisciplinary studies, the School of Arts and Sciences is the largest unit at the university, combining excellence in teaching with world-class research and service to the state.
School of Communication and Information
The School of Communication and Information is a leader in responding to the information revolution and the fast-paced changes occurring in the fields of communication, information, and media. The school is a community of scholars that enjoys and excels at educating individuals who make lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study of communication, journalism and media studies, and library and information science.
School of Engineering
With a faculty known for research in areas such as bionic limbs and traffic safety, the School of Engineering is devoted to training the next generation of innovators and inventors. Departments of biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and other disciplines allow students to gain the specialized knowledge demanded by 21st-century engineering projects and research. Additional learning opportunities are provided by the school’s research units, such as the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership. As a professional school within Rutgers, the School of Engineering offers the best of both worlds—a close-knit group of students and the eclectic offerings of a major public research institution.
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Located on Rutgers–New Brunswick’s George H. Cook Campus, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers programs designed to promote the multidisciplinary study of areas covering the biological spectrum, from organisms to ecosystems, with an equal emphasis on the social and human dimensions. In line with Rutgers’ strong land-grant tradition, faculty members from the school pursue mission-based teaching, research, and outreach to address real-world problems and encourage students to adopt the same mission-based approach to their educational experience at Rutgers.
School of Graduate Studies **
The School of Graduate Studies provides personalized academic support for approximately 5,200 Rutgers students enrolled in more than 150 doctoral, master’s, and dual-degree programs across New Brunswick/Piscataway and Newark.
School of Health Professions *
The School of Health Professions provides quality education for entry-level allied health professions and for health providers seeking specialty and advanced practice roles. With 35 programs ranging from post-high school to postdoctoral, the school serves approximately 1,500 students, one-third of whom learn online.
School of Management and Labor Relations
The School of Management and Labor Relations is a leading source of expertise on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations, and building strong employment relationships. The school offers a variety of degree programs from the undergraduate through the doctoral level, including an undergraduate program in labor studies and employment relations and a Ph.D. program in industrial relations and human resources.
School of Nursing (Newark and New Brunswick) *
With its world-class professors and emphasis on hands-on learning, the School of Nursing is recognized as one of the finest in the nation. With locations in Newark and New Brunswick and additional facilities in Blackwood, New Jersey, the school also offers extensive continuing education classes and is affiliated with more than 200 New Jersey health care and clinical practice sites. Degrees offered include a bachelor of science in nursing, second degree B.S.N., R.N. to B.S.N. program, a master of science in nursing leadership, doctor of nursing practice, and a Ph.D. program in nursing.
School of Public Health *
School of Public Health programs are designed to accommodate working professionals and full-time students. The school offers master’s and doctoral degrees as well as dual degrees and postbaccalaureate certificates. Students participate in leading public health research and put education into practice through international health and community service projects.
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work has a distinguished record of instruction, research, and public service. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs; holds classes at multiple locations; and is affiliated with more than 800 social service agencies throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area.