Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions Process - New Applicants


UPDATE: 10/21/14

Please note: For applicants applying for Fall 2015 graduate degree admission to the urban planning, public policy or Ph.D. programs, applications are held until after the January 15th deadline for students with interest in merit-based scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. Applications will begin to be reviewed at the end of January, completing review in most cases by mid March. Most admissions and funding decisions will be made in March and April, with a completion of most activity by May. All admission and funding decision notifications will be made by email and decisions posted online via the status page.


Save the date:

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Rutgers Bloustein School Admitted Student Open House. More info to come.


All admissions decisions are informed judgments based on the applicant's previous academic performance, standardized test scores, experience and achievement, recommendations, and other relevant data.


The number of students who can be accommodated in some programs is limited. Applications are reviewed by the department faculty and either members of the undergraduate, master's or the doctoral admissions committee, as applicable.


Because admission requirements vary among the programs, applicants should carefully review the information and instructions provided in the application form, and consult with the individual program.


Urban Planning and Policy Development Master's
Public Policy Master's
and Doctoral Programs

You may apply to the Bloustein School graduate programs online through the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.


Application Process

Requirements and Submission Instructions


Documents that need to be mailed to the admissions office must arrive at or before posted deadlines.

Urban Planning and Policy Development Master's Program Applicants (MCRP and MCRS)

Public Policy Master's Program Applicants (MPP and MPAP)
Planning and Public Policy Doctoral Program (PhD)
Special Note for International Applicants


Graduate Record Examination

Foreign Applicants

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Nonmatriculated (Nondegree) Students

Application Information

Admission Notification

Notification of Decisions

Graduate Program in Public Health

Joint Degrees with Rutgers School of Public Health

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Other Information

Funding and Support