Message from the Director

The world in which we currently live is full of challenges and opportunities.  The faculty within the Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy want to educate students who can rise to these challenges, seize the opportunities, and find a life-fulfilling profession.


The Bloustein School and its associated research centers are leaders in such areas as smart growth, transportation planning, workforce development, public health, and public policy.  Planning and Public Policy focuses on creating plans and regulations that will meet the challenges of rebuilding American cities, and retrofitting suburban areas into a more sustainable, livable and efficient land-use pattern that is healthy and safe and competitive. Our faculty is in involved in issues surrounding poverty, education, transportation, housing, and other issues that influence all our citizens.


The school offers certificates in:

  • Community Development
  • Real Estate
  • Urban Planning
  • Community Sustainability


Public health is emerging as one of the critical and required professions because of new strains of biological infection, changing technology, increased stress, inequalities, increasing older populations, drug use and addictions.


The school offers certificate programs in:

  • Addictions Prevention
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • Public Health Education
  • Public Health Preparedness


Upon graduation, our pool of highly selected students finds entry-level employment in community development, public administration, public health, public policy, real estate, transportation, and urban planning, among others.  Many of our students continue on to graduate school to become urban planners, experts in public policy, epidemiologists, health administrators, health officers, or environmental health specialists.


We are look forward to having you in this exciting program that is so vital to our healthy sustainable future.