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Graduate School–New Brunswick

The Graduate School–New Brunswick (GSNB) offers advanced degrees in more than 60 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, and engineering. The school’s faculty is drawn from virtually all of the academic divisions of the university. Most graduate degree programs offer instruction in small classes and seminars, provide for close mentoring associations between students and faculty members, encourage independent and interdisciplinary study, and work with their students to create programs that are flexible, supportive, and innovative. There are many opportunities for funding through teaching assistantships and research grants.

At a Glance

Students: 4,333 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: More than 2,100 members of the Graduate Faculty are drawn from all the schools at Rutgers.
Office of the Dean: 25 Bishop Place, College Avenue Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.)
  • Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.)
  • Master of Business and Science (M.B.S.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    View the more than 60 disciplines in which these degrees are offered.


  • The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) is a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant program for science and engineering graduate students pursuing doctorates in fields that are interdisciplinary and have broad societal impact.
  • The school’s award-winning Teaching Assistant Project (TAP) is designed to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick through the professional development of teaching assistants.
  • Molecular Biosciences is an umbrella group of graduate programs in the life sciences at the Graduate School–New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • The Graduate Student Association sponsors a variety of social and cultural activities for graduate students and represents their interests to the university through its legislative body.
  • The Graduate School–New Brunswick is home to numerous research centers and institutes, providing rich venues for graduate student research.
  • The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium is open to doctoral students in the arts and sciences and education from participating schools who have completed at least one year of full-time study toward the Ph.D. degree. With appropriate permissions, students may attend courses at other participating schools.
  • The Center for International Faculty and Student Services coordinates cultural programs and immigration-related services for approximately 3,000 international students and faculty.