Rutgers Law School, with locations in Newark and Camden, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offer a dual-degree program designed for
students who are interested in law, planning, politics, and policy.
A four-year course of study, this program leads to the master of city and regional planning and juris doctor (M.C.R.P./J.D.) degrees offered by the Bloustein School and Rutgers Law School. Two and a half years are spent at the law school and one and a half years in the planning program. Students are accepted independently for both graduate professional programs after separate application to each.
Students usually begin the
program with the law school curriculum, completing two years of law
school and one and a half years in urban planning before returning to one-half year
in law school. This plan requires students to apply to the urban planning and policy development program in January of their second year of law school.
required during the time at the Bloustein School include urban economics, methods, history and theory of planning, and studio coursework. The law school will transfer 12 credits for four required
courses in the urban planning and policy development program toward the J.D. degree and the urban planning program will accept 12 from the law school.
are eligible for merit-based financial support for the time they are in residence at
the Bloustein School. Awarded on a competitive basis and according to a
student's needs, financial aid can include tuition, tuition and
stipends, or just a stipend.
To be considered
for the dual-degree program, applicants must apply to the Bloustein
School, M.C.R.P. degree at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and do the same and be accepted to Rutgers Law School. Applicants should submit their full applications by January 15 (for
financial support consideration). The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
will be accepted in place of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
The most current program information may be found at the Bloustein School website.