Rutgers University - Bloustein School

Rutgers University - Bloustein School
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Undergraduate Tuition: $29,521
  • Graduate Tuition: $29,722
  • Enrollment: 49,428
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The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy through Rutgers University provides an academic environment for the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis. As part of the State University of New Jersey, students benefit from the resources to reach beyond the realm of academia to contribute to the regional, national, and international communities.

Edward J. Bloustein—Rutgers president, constitutional scholar, active citizen, philosopher, and teacher—lived a life of civic engagement that the school's ethic seeks to perpetuate. Research, teaching, and outreach at the Bloustein School aim for intellectual originality and practical rigor in an atmosphere of spirited and open debate. Bloustein activities are rooted in diversity of experience and thought. They create settings where individuals and communities can flourish.

Education and Research

Full- and part-time students study theories and methods across a variety of specializations, including community and economic development, public health, workforce development, land use, housing, transportation, urban design, education, social policy, science and technology policy, and environmental policy.

Research is guided by a commitment to quality through the use of sound social science theory and methods and to full dissemination of results and peer review of findings. Specialized centers, established by the University's Board of Governors, undertake large-scale projects and with the support of external funding. The centers focus on research in the substantive areas of the School's strength and by supporting students, faculty, and staff in those areas.


The Bloustein School is dedicated to addressing community, regional, state, national, and international needs. Faculty, staff, and students prepare students for careers in public service; through continuing education courses and seminars; by serving as advisors to public officials and community organizations; by working to strengthen the capacity of governmental and nonprofit organizations through education and training; and by undertaking research projects that address the pressing needs and concerns of our society.

Degrees Available at Rutgers University - Bloustein School

All Master's Doctoral
Master's Degrees (3)
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Public Policy Masters
  • Urban Planning Masters
Doctoral Degrees (1)
  • Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy

Additional Information

The Public Policy Masters program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The Urban Planning Masters program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

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