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. Collaborating with international partner institutions—from Brazil, Puerto Rico, France, and Croatia to China, Indonesia, and South Korea—and with more than 25,000 alumni worldwide, the School of Graduate Studies is committed to advanced, cutting-edge research and scholarship. It ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students to succeed in both academic and nonacademic careers. Most School of Graduate Studies graduate degree programs offer instruction in small classes and seminars, provide for close mentoring associations between students and faculty members, encourage independent and interdisciplinary study, and work with their students to create programs that are flexible, supportive, and innovative. Among the programs highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report are Computer Science, English, History, Library Studies, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Public Health, Social Work, and Sociology.
School of Graduate Studies
At a Glance
Students: 5,200 (full-time and part-time) enrolled in graduate programs across New Brunswick/Piscataway and Newark
Faculty: 2,000 graduate faculty drawn from all the schools at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, as well as New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Office of the Dean: 25 Bishop Place, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.)
- Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.)
- Master of Biomedical Sciences and Master of Public Health (M.B.S./M.P.H.)
- Master of Business and Science (M.B.S.)
- Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.B.S.)
- Master of Science and Master of Business Administration (M.S./M.B.A.)
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical and Translational Science
- Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.)
- Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy (D.P.T./Ph.D.)
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- The school’s award-winning Teaching Assistant Project (TAP) is designed to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate education through the professional development of teaching assistants.
- Molecular Biosciences is an umbrella group of graduate programs in the life sciences.
- The Graduate Student Association sponsors a variety of social and cultural activities for graduate students and represents their interests to the university through its legislative body.
- Rutgers is home to numerous research centers and institutes, providing rich venues for graduate student research.
- The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium enables doctoral students in the arts and sciences and education who have completed at least one year of full-time study toward the Ph.D. to take courses at member universities: Columbia, CUNY, Fordham, New School, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers, and Stony Brook. Appropriate permissions are required.
- The Center for Global Services coordinates cultural programs and immigration-related services for approximately 3,500 international students and faculty.
- Non-Degree Studies are available, on a limited basis, to students with baccalaureate degrees who request permission to enroll in courses as nonmatriculated students. Preference is given to teachers or professional workers in neighboring industries and hospitals who are seeking to further their knowledge of biomedical sciences or striving to advance their careers through continuing education.
- The M.D./Ph.D. program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the M.D./Ph.D. program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the D.P.T./Ph.D. program at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine draw on the diverse strengths and resources of premier private and public research institutes and health care centers throughout New Jersey.
- The Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association is comprised of students enrolled in the graduate programs in molecular biosciences.
- For 14 years, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez have collaborated to help highly motivated Puerto Rican students earn a Ph.D. within the field of molecular biosciences in the Bridges to the Doctorate program.