The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ranked fifth in the nation by the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs and fourth in the nation for undergraduate education in public health by USA Today, prepares students for both public and private sector careers, teaching and research professions, and service at all levels of government. The school is located in the heart of downtown New Brunswick. Students are trained and employed in the areas of land use, political processes, public health, health administration, employment and social policy, human services, transportation policy and planning, housing and real estate, urban redevelopment, and regional development and planning. As a critical resource to government at every level, the school sponsors research, provides expert analysis, and educates tomorrow’s civic leaders.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
At a Glance
Students: 310 graduate, 674 undergraduate (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 50 full-time, 90 part-time
Office of the Dean: Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, Downtown New Brunswick (College Avenue Campus)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Planning and Public Policy
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Policy
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Urban Planning and Design
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Administration
- Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.); and joint degrees with law, business, food and business economics, public policy
- Master of City and Regional Studies (M.C.R.S.)
- Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.); and joint degrees with law, public health, global affairs, urban planning
- Master of Public Affairs and Politics (M.P.A.P.)
- Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), both traditional and executive programs
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Planning and Policy Development (Awarded through the School of Graduate Studies)
- The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers five undergraduate majors: health administration, planning and public policy, public health, public policy, and urban planning and design, and a minor in public administration and management.
- The undergraduate public health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
- The graduate urban planning program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
- The Master of Public Policy program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
- The school offers an array of professional graduate degrees, including numerous dual-degree programs that combine a planning or public policy degree with a degree in another discipline, such as business, law, or medicine.
- Host to many nationally recognized research centers, the school gives its students rich opportunities to conduct research in areas such as neighborhood revitalization, transportation, workforce development, and energy policy.
- The school encourages students to seek global educational opportunities through Rutgers Study Abroad.
- Explore the Bloustein School’s areas of expertise to discover the breadth and depth of the school’s activities.