Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the flagship with more than 49,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Piyushimita Thakuriah, Ph.D., Dean
Founded in 1992, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy provides focus for Rutgers' programs of instruction, research, and service in planning and public policy. The school offers undergraduate programs in planning and public policy; public policy; public health; health administration; and urban planning and design. On the graduate level, the school confers master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.); master of city and regional studies (M.C.R.S.); master of public affairs and politics (M.P.A.P.); master of public policy (M.P.P.); master of public informatics (M.P.I.); and master of health administration (M.H.A.) degrees. Also offered is a program that leads to the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in planning and public policy; this degree is conferred by the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, the school offers dual-degree programs with Rutgers Law School, with the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick, and with the School of Graduate Studies.
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Denise Hien, Ph.D., Interim Dean (effective November 1, 2020)
Francine Conway, Ph.D., Dean (through October 31, 2020)
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) was established in 1974 to train direct-service psychologists who have a special commitment to community involvement. It offers the doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree in professional psychology with specializations in the areas of clinical psychology and school psychology. GSAPP also awards the master of psychology (Psy.M.) degree en passant to the doctorate; the Psy.M. is not offered as a terminal degree. In addition, GSAPP offers the master of applied psychology (M.A.P.) degree with instruction in foundation knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology and education and training in applied areas of psychology.
Graduate School of Education
Wanda J. Blanchett, Ph.D., Dean
Courses in education were first offered by the former Rutgers College in the late 19th century. A separate school offering its own curricula was organized in 1924. The Graduate School of Education offers programs leading to the degrees of master of education (Ed.M.) and doctor of education (Ed.D.).
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Jason Geary, Ph.D., Dean (effective July 1, 2020)
Gerry Beegan, M.A., Interim Dean (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)
Opened in 1976, the school grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Formed to provide an education in the arts of the highest professional caliber, the school offers master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees in visual arts, dance, design, and theater arts; doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.); artist diploma (A.D.) in music; master of music (M.M.); bachelor of music (B.Mus.); and bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degrees in dance, design, digital filmmaking, theater arts, and visual arts.
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick
Lei Lei, Ph.D., Dean
Rutgers Business School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Newark and New Brunswick. Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark offers the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in accounting, finance, leadership and management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management. Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick offers the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in accounting, business analytics and information technology, finance, leadership and management, marketing, and supply chain management. Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick offers the master of business administration (M.B.A.), an M.B.A. degree in professional accounting, a master of accountancy in taxation, a master of accountancy with options in governmental accounting or financial accounting, a master of information technology and analytics, a master of quantitative finance, a master of financial analysis, an online master of science (M.S.) in supply chain management, a master of science (M.S.) in healthcare analytics and intelligence, a master of science (M.S.) in business of fashion, a master of science (M.S.) in digital marketing, a master of science (M.S.) in supply chain analytics, a doctor of business administration (D.B.A.), and a variety of dual degrees. The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in management is available in 11 areas of concentration and is offered by the Graduate School-Newark in cooperation with the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
School of Arts and Sciences
Peter March, Ph.D., Executive Dean
The School of Arts and Sciences, created in 2006, combines the former Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University Colleges. The school offers students a wide choice of majors in the humanities, social sciences, biological/life sciences, and physical and mathematical sciences, as well as access to a limited number of majors offered by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
School of Communication and Information
Jonathan Potter, Ph.D., Dean
The School of Communication and Information is a community of scholars, students, alumni, and professionals seeking to make a difference in an age of global information and communication. With roots in academic programs offered at Rutgers beginning in the 1920s, the current name of the school was adopted in 2009 to reflect its 21st-century outlook. The School of Communication and Information offers undergraduate programs of study in communication, information technology and informatics, and journalism and media studies. Students are admitted to the majors through a competitive process after they have been admitted to the university. At the graduate level, the school offers programs leading to the degrees of master of communication and media (M.C.M.), master of health communication and information (M.H.C.I.), master of information (M.I.), and doctor of philosophy (with the Ph.D. awarded by the School of Graduate Studies). Professional development courses and certificate programs for working professionals also are provided.
School of Engineering
Thomas N. Farris, Ph.D., Dean
Instruction in engineering began at Rutgers in 1864 when the State of New Jersey designated the Rutgers Scientific School as the State College for the Benefit of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The College of Engineering became a separate unit in 1914 and was renamed the School of Engineering in 1999. The school is dedicated to the sound technical and general education of the student. It offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in nine disciplines, including environmental engineering with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and a curriculum in applied sciences. Its graduate programs are conducted through the School of Graduate Studies.
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Laura J. Lawson, Ph.D., Interim Executive Dean (effective July 1, 2020)
Robert M. Goodman, Ph.D., Executive Dean (through June 2020)
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers undergraduate programs in various applied disciplines with an emphasis on environmental, agricultural, food, and marine sciences. Formerly the College of Agriculture, later the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and most recently Cook College, the school adopted its present name in 2006. Graduate programs are offered through the School of Graduate Studies.
School of Graduate Studies
Jerome J. Kukor, Ph.D., Dean
Kathleen W. Scotto, Ph.D., Vice Dean
As of July 1, 2017, the Graduate School-New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences merged to become the new School of Graduate Studies, which provides personalized academic support for approximately 5,200 Rutgers students enrolled in more than 150 doctoral, master's, and dual-degree programs across New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Newark. The School of Graduate Studies is a unit of both Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
School of Management and Labor Relations
Adrienne Eaton, Ph.D., Dean
The School of Management and Labor Relations, formed in 1994, provides undergraduate instruction in labor studies and employment relations leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree conferred jointly by the school and the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree awarded by the School of Management and Labor Relations alone. At the graduate level, programs are offered that lead to the degrees of master of human resource management (M.H.R.M.), master of labor and employment relations (M.L.E.R.), and, through the School of Graduate Studies, a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in industrial relations and human resources.
School of Social Work
Cathryn C. Potter, Ph.D., Dean
Established in 1954 to prepare students for professional social work practice, the School of Social Work offers a two-year graduate curriculum leading to the master of social work (M.S.W.) degree. The school's faculty also teaches an undergraduate social work program. The School of Social Work offers a doctor of social work (D.S.W.) degree program, and through the School of Graduate Studies, it offers a program leading to the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.
Summer Session-New Brunswick
Elizabeth H. Beasley, M.A., Director
The Summer Session, begun in 1913 and established as a division of the university in 1960, offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses during three sessions in the summer months. In addition, select noncredit programs for targeted audiences are conducted.