The Graduate School–New Brunswick (GSNB) offers advanced degrees in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, and engineering. The school’s faculty is drawn from virtually all of the academic divisions of the university. Most 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. Programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report include women’s history (#1), modern U.S. history (#14), English (#17), history (#20), computer science theory (#21), mathematics (#23), and physics (#29). There are many opportunities for funding through teaching assistantships and research grants.
Graduate School–New Brunswick
At a Glance
Students: 4,335 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: Graduate faculty are drawn from all the schools at Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Office of the Dean: 25 Bishop Place, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.)
- Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.)
- Master of Business and Science (M.B.S.)
- Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
- Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
View the more than 60 disciplines in which these degrees are offered.
- The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) is a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant program for science and engineering graduate students pursuing doctorates in fields that are interdisciplinary and have broad societal impact.
- 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 at the Graduate School–New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
- 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.