Rutgers' reputation as an academic powerhouse has a lot to do with the high caliber of students who pursue graduate education here. They come from outstanding schools, are accustomed to excellence, and know they will find top-level instruction and opportunity in our graduate schools, programs, departments, and research centers.
Graduate students arrive at Rutgers University–New Brunswick with all sorts of goals and aspirations. What they find here is our great location—about an hour from New York City and Philadelphia—our incredibly diverse student body, and all the resources, top-rated programs, and professors expected of one of the nation’s great research-intensive universities. They also discover that our small, close-knit academic departments, programs, and schools provide a personalized and supportive graduate experience.
These programs are designed to support the doctoral aspirations of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors from backgrounds historically underrepresented in graduate education.
Small, Close-Knit Programs
Academic life for graduate students at Rutgers revolves around your academic program. We like to say that graduate programs are 99 percent “controlled locally.” Why is this important? While the overall size of the graduate population is large, enrollment in individual programs is intentionally limited, so most instruction takes place in small classes, seminars, and labs, and in informal scholarly and social gatherings.
Opportunities and Resources for Research
Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields and the work they do in hundreds of centers, faculty practices, clinics, institutes, and laboratories at Rutgers leads to new knowledge with significant impact. Graduate students at Rutgers join faculty in their pursuits as they also discover their own research callings. Find information and resources for graduate students engaged in research.
Explore Our Schools, Departments, and Programs
Many of our close-knit learning environments are highly interdisciplinary in nature. Across departments, programs, and schools, flexibility and collaboration are hallmarks of graduate education at Rutgers.
Students and faculty tend to form closely bonded communities, and a cooperative and supportive esprit de corps is common within and across the schools, programs, and departments that are our students’ academic homes.
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.
Rutgers–New Brunswick’s professional schools focus on preparing students to tackle challenges and lead in fields as varied as stage management and social work, bridge building, and neurology.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is New Jersey’s leader in academic medicine and health care. Students have vast opportunities to learn, work, and conduct research with top faculty in excellent schools, standout research centers, and leading health care facilities. The division of RBHS is closely aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
Department pages give comprehensive overviews of degrees offered, options for study, profiles of faculty and their research, and snapshots of current students.
An index of graduate programs, managed by Graduate and Professional Admissions, lists most degree offerings and their academic unit. Its links will take you to the webpages of departments where programs reside.
Through its online functions you can apply to most graduate programs at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
In addition, take a look at these pages for admissions information for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, business programs, and law programs:
Study It Here
At Rutgers, you can delve into nearly any subject under the sun. Case in point: Mason Gross School of the Arts graduate student Jake Schlaerth introduces the glass armonica. Rutgers offers the only university program in the country for the instrument.