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Graduate Education at Rutgers–New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s reputation as an academic powerhouse has a lot to do with the high caliber of students who pursue graduate education here. They come from outstanding schools, are accustomed to excellence, and know they will find excellent instruction and opportunity in our graduate schools, programs, departments, and research centers.

Find Your Academic Home: Programs, Schools, Departments

The comprehensive Index of Graduate Programs, managed by Graduate and Professional Admissions, tells you what degrees are offered by which academic unit, and its links will take you to the webpages of departments where programs reside. Through its online functions you can apply to any graduate program at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Master of Business and Science

The Professional Science Master’s program is a combination of an M.S. and M.B.A. degree, with 43 credits. Concentrations include biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, food science, international agriculture, statistics and biostatistics, and sustainability.

Bridge Programs to Doctoral Studies

These programs are designed to support the doctoral aspirations of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors from backgrounds historically underrepresented in graduate education.

Graduate students come to Rutgers–New Brunswick with all sorts of goals and aspirations: the English Ph.D. candidate studying postmodern theory, the scientist advancing wireless communications, the public health official gaining an edge with a master’s degree, and anyone in between. They are attracted by our location—less than an hour from New York City and Philadelphia—and the incredible diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.

They know we have all the resources and top-rated programs and professors expected of a large, major public research university. And they discover that our small, close-knit academic departments, programs, and schools provide a personalized and supportive graduate experience.

Small, Close-Knit Programs

Academic life for graduate students at Rutgers–New Brunswick revolves around your academic program.

We like to say that graduate programs are 99 percent “controlled locally.” Why is this important? While the overall size of the graduate population is a result of the breadth of programs at the campus, enrollment in individual programs is intentionally limited, so most instruction takes place in small classes, seminars, and labs, and in informal scholarly and social gatherings.

Many of these close-knit learning environments are highly interdisciplinary in nature. Across departments, programs, and schools, flexibility and collaboration are hallmarks of graduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick. 

Students and faculty tend to form closely bonded communities, and a cooperative and supportive esprit de corps is common within and across the schools, programs, and departments that are our students’ academic homes.

While you are at Rutgers, we are here to help you make the most of your education with graduate student services and guidance. And when you leave, we will cheer you on (and continue to be a resource for you) as your Rutgers graduate degree brings you entrée to many worlds.

The Graduate School–New Brunswick

Nearly half the graduate students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick enroll through the Graduate School–New Brunswick. The school serves a wide spectrum of students and is responsible for administrative functions for all Ph.D. programs at Rutgers–New Brunswick as well as many master’s-level programs.

Graduate Education

The Professional Schools

Rutgers–New Brunswick’s professional schools focus on preparing students to tackle challenges and lead in fields as varied as stage management and social work, bridge building, and neurology.

Opportunities and Resources for Graduate Research

Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields and the work they do in hundreds of centers, institutes, and laboratories at Rutgers–New Brunswick leads to new knowledge with significant impact. Graduate students at Rutgers join faculty in their pursuits as they also discover their own research callings. Find information and resources for graduate students engaged in research.

Location Advantage

Close to New York City

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is just a 50-minute train ride from New York City. What does proximity to New York have to do with your academic life as a graduate student at Rutgers–New Brunswick? Plenty.

  • New York is a draw for the world’s most exciting and driven people. Our proximity helps us attract top faculty and top students.
  • Being close to New York means having access to world-class internships, academic competitions, symposia, conferences, performance opportunities, conventions, and more.
  • More than half a dozen major airports with many direct domestic and international flights are in the region—another reason great people from across the nation and around the world are attracted to Rutgers–New Brunswick. Airports include Newark Liberty International, JFK International, LaGuardia, Philadelphia International, and Baltimore Washington International.