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Schools and Colleges

Whatever your goals in the health care field, you will find schools at Rutgers that set the standard for advanced learning, research, and practice. We have two medical schools, including the 21st-century incarnation of New Jersey’s first medical school; the only dental school in New Jersey; the oldest pharmacy school in New Jersey by more than a century; and other stellar schools for your education. Faculty who are advancing knowledge in their fields are your mentors as you pursue your academic and professional vision.

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Brunswick offers a preeminent six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree, along with innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction. It is dedicated to excellence in health care and biomedical education, visionary scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exemplary clinical practice. Working closely with supportive faculty and staff, students build professional skills and a foundation for learning that continue long after graduation.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
With faculty drawn primarily from Rutgers’ New Jersey Medical School in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences develops scientists who contribute new knowledge in the biomedical disciplines through a rigorous curriculum of coursework and research training. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers a range of degrees in many disciplines of biomedical science including the Ph.D. and M.S. as well as a number of degrees, such as the M.D./Ph.D. and M.S./M.B.A., in collaboration with other schools. A sampling of specialties includes biochemistry; biomedical engineering; environmental exposure; infection, immunity, and inflammation; molecular genetics; neuroscience; pharmacology; physiology; and toxicology.

Medical Schools

New Jersey Medical School
The oldest school of medicine in the state, the New Jersey Medical School in Newark offers the M.D. in addition to other advanced degrees and continuing education. Dedicated to excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and community health, the school encompasses 22 basic science and clinical departments and hosts centers and institutes, including the Public Health Research Institute Center, the Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. University Hospital, northern New Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, is the school’s principal teaching hospital. Students and patients benefit from the school’s extensive clinical practices, including direct patient care delivered by the physicians of the New Jersey Medical School Faculty Practice. Outstanding among the school’s community outreach programs is its Student Family Health Care Center, one of the nation’s oldest student-run medical facilities.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dedicated to excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and community health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick offers the M.D. in addition to other advanced degrees and continuing education. The school’s principal teaching hospital is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH)—consistently ranked among the region’s top hospitals. Primary research institutes focus on environmental health, cardiovascular medicine, cell biology and molecular genetics, stem cells, women’s health, and childhood disease. The school encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments and its extensive clinical and community practices offer direct care to patients and learning opportunities for students. Among its primary patient care units are the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group and the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, a family-oriented community health center. With its Child Health Institute and RWJUH’s Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, the school forms New Jersey’s only academic children’s health campus.

Nursing Schools

College of Nursing
With an emphasis on hands-on learning under the guidance of world-class professors, nursing students enter a burgeoning field with an ever-expanding set of opportunities. With classes offered both in Newark and New Brunswick, the College of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.), an R.N.- B.S. program, a master of science in nursing leadership degree (M.S.), a doctor of nursing practice degree (D.N.P.), and a Ph.D. program in nursing. In addition, an accelerated B.S.N. is offered by the School of Nursing in collaboration with the College of Nursing. Service learning is central to the school’s mission and several special programs and initiatives focus on areas that address the health needs of the citizens of New Jersey, including HIV prevention, health literacy among children, and services for veterans.

School of Nursing
The School of Nursing in Newark stresses a comprehensive program of research, educational mobility, and clinical outreach. The School of Nursing offers an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N) degree presented in collaboration with the College of Nursing, a part-time B.S.N. program, master of science in nursing (M.S.N) degree in several specialties, postmaster’s certificates, a doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) degree, and a joint Ph.D. program in urban systems. Unique to New Jersey are its master’s degree programs in midwifery and informatics. With classes in Newark and Stratford, the school is affiliated with more than 190 New Jersey health care and clinical practice sites. Among its outstanding clinical services is the New Jersey Children’s Health Project, a mobile health care program through which the school partners with Newark community agencies to provide primary care and health screenings to children and families.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Offering pre- and postgraduate dental education, the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark is the only school of dentistry in New Jersey and is the largest center of dental research in the state. Preparing generations of dental practitioners, the school also has a long history of caring for underserved populations. A sampling of programs offered includes the D.M.D.; fellowships in geriatric dentistry, orofacial pain, oral and maxillofacial radiology; M.S. in dentistry and dental science; Ph.D. in oral biology; and programs from endodontics to pediatric dentistry. The school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program educates dentists who earned degrees in countries outside the United States and Canada and who wish to practice here or return home with additional skills.

School of Health Related Professions
The School of Health Related Professions provides quality education for entry-level allied health professions and for health providers seeking specialty and advanced practice roles. With 35 programs ranging from post-high school to postdoctoral at locations in Newark, New Brunswick, Scotch Plains, and Stratford, the school serves approximately 1,500 students, one-third of whom learn online. Programs include undergraduate certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s and master’s programs in fields as diverse as medical imaging, psychosocial rehabilitation, and physician assistant. Ph.D.’s cover psychiatric rehabilitation, biomedical informatics, and health sciences, while professional and advanced practice degrees include physical therapy, clinical nutrition, and clinical laboratory sciences.

School of Public Health
The School of Public Health’s exceptional, accessible, and affordable educational programs are designed to accommodate working professionals and full-time students. The school offers four degrees (M.P.H., M.S. in biostatistics, Ph.D. in public health, and doctor of public health), as well as dual degrees and postbaccalaureate certificates. Programs are offered in Newark, New Brunswick, and Stratford through eight departments: biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health education and behavioral science, health systems and policy, dental public health, quantitative methods in epidemiology and biostatistics, and urban health administration. Students participate in leading public health research and put education into practice through international health and community service projects.