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Continuing Education

Rutgers is your lifelong learning partner.

The Education Journey Goes On

Learning can begin at any age, and never has to end. Continuing education is part of Rutgers' mission of improving the lives of New Jersey residents and reinvigorating the state's economy. Whether you’re a professional seeking to add new skills or a student hoping to pick up a few credits, you’ll find a wide selection of courses at Rutgers' locations and online. Flexible schedules fit your lifestyle and offer the ability to explore new possibilities without a major commitment.

Offerings by School

Many Rutgers University schools and centers offer courses and certificate programs as well as degree-track programs that can help expand your knowledge, deepen your understanding, and further your career.

  • Center for Continuing Professional Development

    The Center for Continuing Professional Development empowers new levels of career success. Training applies to virtually any type of business and benefits people in a wide range of positions, from entry-level managers to executives in nonprofit, government, and for-profit organizations.

    Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

    Rutgers Business School is different from other top-ranked institutions, with programs in a wide range of fields including pharmaceuticals, finance, and supply chain management. Executive education options include a range of certificate programs for executives and managers.

    School of Management and Labor Relations

    The goal of the School of Management and Labor Relations is to advance the world of work. Executive and professional education activities are facilitated by the Center for Women and Work, Center for the Study of Collaboration in Work and Society, and Occupational Training and Education Consortium.

  • Center for Effective School Practices

    The Center for Effective School Practices is a multidimensional school improvement organization, part of the Graduate School of Education, featuring innovative, research-based initiatives that have been field-tested to improve pre-K through 12+ classroom and school organizational practices.

    Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education

    The Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education works to systematically improve these programs in New Jersey schools and throughout the nation, fostering collaboration among educators and business leaders, practitioners, and researchers, and to demonstrate how technology can contribute to these goals.

    Graduate School of Education

    Since 1923, the Graduate School of Education has been a national leader in preparing educators. Featuring courses on-campus, throughout New Jersey, and online, the school offers doctoral and master’s degrees, nondegree endorsement, and certification programs, as well as professional development opportunities.

  • Center for Executive Leadership in Government

    The Center for Executive Leadership in Government works to strengthen the leadership capacity of municipal leaders in New Jersey and around the world. Its education and training programs meet the many diverse needs of individuals responsible for delivering public and not-for-profit programs.

    Center for Government Services

    The Center for Government Services helps state and municipal officials and employees improve their knowledge, competency, and professionalism, from finance to code enforcement to municipal administration and everything in between.

    Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

    The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is host to several nationally recognized research centers and collaborative programs, many offering continuing education and training programs for government officials, nonprofit leaders, and career professionals.

    School of Social Work

    The School of Social Work has the largest university-based continuing education program for social workers in the country with more than 300 workshops offered annually. The school also provides custom training for organizations.

  • Media Productions

    Media Productions by Continuing Studies (formerly iTV studio) is a state-of-the-art production and editing facility with extensive field capabilities, satellite uplink, and fiber connectivity. Media Productions staff offer media training, TV production workshops, and courses for both professionals and students.

    Intensive English

    Intensive English at Rutgers English Language Institute provides high-quality English language instruction to nonnative English speakers for academic, professional, business, and social/acculturation purposes, while developing students' cultural understanding of the world at large and the United States in particular.

    Rutgers Community Arts

    The Mason Gross School of the Arts offers musicians, theater artists, dancers, and visual artists a creative space within a stimulating research university that provides an intimate campus setting with easy access to—and participation in—New York City's dynamic cultural life.

    School of Communication and Information

    Continuing and Professional Studies is the outreach and continuing education office for the School of Communication and Information, offering a variety of certificate, nondegree, and degree programs in-house and online to help individuals put information to work.

  • Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education

    The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to serve the educational needs of the pharmacy practitioners of New Jersey.

    New Jersey Medical School Grand Rounds and Conferences

    Faculty, staff, and community physicians are invited to participate in a range of continuing medical education programs, grand rounds, and conferences at the New Jersey Medical School.

    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Grand Rounds and Conference

    In addition to grand rounds and conferences, many departments at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offer continuing medical education programs.

    School of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

    The School of Dental Medicine helps dental health care practitioners maintain proficiency and keep up with the latest techniques, materials, and ideas in practice management.

    School of Health Professions Advanced and Continuing Education

    A comprehensive array of continuing education courses is offered, from single-session to advanced certificates. Credits earned toward many advanced certificates may be applied toward the school's degree programs, and several certificates are offered jointly with other RBHS schools.

    School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing offers continuing education and professional development for nurses, faculty, and other health care professionals.

    School of Public Health

    The School of Public Health's certificate programs offer post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to specialize in particular aspects of public health.

    Center for Alcohol and Substance Use Studies

    The Center for Alcohol and Substance Use Studies is known internationally as a leader in alcohol research, education, and training, as well as the documentation and publication of alcohol-related literature.

    Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education

    The Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education, a division of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, offers continuing education credit for licensed psychologists and other mental health professionals. The office has a wide array of live and on-demand webinars instructed by leading industry experts.

    Youth Sports Research Council

    The Youth Sports Research Council, a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health, develops, synthesizes, and disseminates scientific research about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.

  • Office of Continuing Professional Education

    The 300+ courses of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Office of Continuing Professional Education offer practical training in the areas of food safety and food product development, public health, landscape, turf, and pest management; water resources, wetland delineation, environmental protection, equine science, and youth development.

    Rutgers Advanced Technology Extension

    The Rutgers Advanced Technology Extension is the continuing education arm of the School of Engineering. Courses and certificate programs include professional engineer exam review, residential green energy, corporate sustainability, general engineering, information technology, web technologies, and entrepreneurship.