About

Our Mission & Values

The Rutgers School of Public Health seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations in New Jersey, the country, and the world through the education of students who will become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; conducting research to advance public health science and policies; and providing service programs that promote population and individual health.

In fulfilling our mission, we are guided by strong values, including:

  • High-quality performance and work products in all of our education, research and service activities.
  • Creative thinking, innovation, and discovery.
  • Integrity as exemplified by ethical behavior, honesty, fairness, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Respectful treatment of all individuals.
  • Diversity of background and experience among our students, faculty, staff, and the populations we serve.
  • Productive collaboration both within our School and with outside individuals, organizations, and agencies.
  • The democratic process, equal opportunity, and social justice.

Rutgers School of Public Health: By the Numbers

Founded

1983

as the New Jersey Graduate Program in Public Health

4

Departments

130

Faculty

Perry N. Halkitis

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH

Dean

9

Concentrations

367

Students

ONLY CEPH accredited graduate school of public health in New Jersey

10

Certificate Options

2,000

Alumni

in leading national, state and local public and private sectors

Ranked in the Top

10

in student diversity among schools of public health

Locations in both Piscataway & Newark

84%

of students would recommend us to a friend