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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Planning for a Better World

In our increasingly urbanized and interconnected world, the convergence of disciplines—planning, policy, public health, and more recently, health administration and informatics—create an opportunity to understand the important role of planning, policy making, analytics, and community design in livability and health and well-being. Students come to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers–New Brunswick to be part of the solution to create a better tomorrow.

Overall U.S. public health undergraduate program

College Factual, 2019

Employed or pursuing higher education after graduation

2016 data

Graduate U.S. urban planning program

Planetizen, 2019

Average salary for Bloustein undergrads

2016 data

Be the Solution

The mission of the Bloustein School is to create just, socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and healthy local, national, and global communities. Our tight-knit and diverse community of faculty, staff, and students conduct research on critical issues facing the world, country, state, and local municipalities. We foster a highly collaborative academic, scholarly, and professional environment and prepare students to be the planning, policy, and health leaders of tomorrow in the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors; in teaching and research professions; and in service at all levels of government.

Student Perspective

"I’ve always been interested in health care and helping those in need. Though I never wanted to be a doctor like my parents, I wanted to work in the field and influence top-quality and effective patient care. Health care administrators have a huge responsibility for the accessibility, availability, and quality of health care in all communities; and you firsthand get to control the processes more efficiently while eliminating unnecessary waste."

Mahum Mujeeb, Health Administration/Human Resource Management 

Mahum Mujeeb

Spotlight: Research Centers and Initiatives

The Bloustein School hosts several nationally recognized research centers and interdisciplinary programs that carry out economic, social, environmental, and health research, outreach, service, community engagement, and training, and actively collaborate with colleagues across Rutgers.

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