Prospective Students

Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy was founded in the belief that public universities have a responsibility to apply knowledge to social purpose.


The diverse student body at the Bloustein School is comprised of individuals who desire to make a difference in planning and public policy areas. Our students come from throughout the United States as well as many countries around the globe.


Through its academic programs and research centers, the Bloustein School is a unique combination of instruction and research, learning and application. The school has compiled a list of school-wide areas of expertise that offers a glimpse into the school's strengths and the specializations of the faculty.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bloustein School offers undergraduate major and minor programs of study in planning and public policy (762) and public health (832). Click here for more information on the Undergraduate Programs


Graduate Programs

The Bloustein School offers masters degrees in the fields of urban planning and public policy as well as a well renowned doctoral program. Click here for more information on admission to our graduate programs.

Admission to the Bloustein School is competitive. Prospective students are individuals who have graduated from approved institutions and who show evidence of potential for successful completion of a graduate program. Qualified students may be eligible for need- or merit-based financial aid. The Bloustein School also offers research and practicum opportunities through the wide variety of centers and institutes housed within the school.

Grad School 101

Thinking about graduate school? The Bloustein School recently worked with Idealist on their new Grad School 101 video series. The video series complements the Idealist Grad Fairs, and strives to help prospective students navigate the graduate school application and financial aid process.

—> Click here to watch the videos! Grad School 101


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Links to other Bloustein Pages of Interest

Career Development/ Jobs / Internships

Faculty Pages | Areas of Expertise

Graduate Degree Programs

Recent Positions Held by: Public Policy Alumni | Urban Planning Alumni | PhD Alumni

Student Highlights | Alumni Highlights

Online Catalog

Student Projects


ACSP Education Guide