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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2015–2017 Public Policy Program Public Policy Degree Options M.P.P./M.B.A. Dual-Degree Program  

M.P.P./M.B.A. Dual-Degree Program

In 2004, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) implemented a dual master of public policy and master of business administration degree program (M.P.P./M.B.A.).

A total of 60 credits are needed for the M.B.A. and 48 for the M.P.P. However, since each program accepts 12 credits from the other toward its degree, students only take 48 credits with RBS and 36 credits with the Bloustein School.

M.P.P. Core Courses

  • 22:630:604  Marketing Research (RBS) (3) -- accepts for Methods 1
  • 34:833:510  Public Policy Formation (3)
  • 34:833:630  Methods II: Data Analysis (3) 
  • An additional methods class (3)
  • 34:833:640,641  Policy Research Practicum I,II (3,3)
  • 34:833:673  Applied Field Experience (3) 
  • One each of an approved economics, budgeting, and management course at RBS must be taken (3 credits each)

Dual-degree students take 18 credits (or 21) in the core and complete another 15 (or 12) credits of electives depending on how Regression Analysis is completed. Nine of these remaining credits must constitute a substantive specialization in public policy, selected from among the following options. Students may also design their own area of specialization.

   Budget and Finance*
   Community Development
   Labor and Workforce
   Nonprofit Management*
   Political Processes and Institutions
   Social Policy and Women's Issues

*These specializations include coursework at the Bloustein School and at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University- Newark.

Courses applied to the specialization are chosen with the consultation of the student's adviser, who directs that specialization, and the program director.

Sample Schedule
(Note: students may also start at the Bloustein School and attend RBS in Year 2)

Year 1

Full-time study with RBS

Summer 1: RBS internship (private sector)

Year 2

Full-time study with the Bloustein School

Summer 2: Public policy applied field experience (public or nonprofit sector)

Year 3

Mix of courses in the Business School and RBS as needed, including Practicum

Students may reduce the third year load by taking additional classes in year two or by taking additional summer courses.

The most current program information may be found at the Bloustein School website.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
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