In partnership with Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the Rutgers School of Public Health offers highly-qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study during their undergraduate years, thereby accelerating the Master of Public Health degree by requiring approximately 3-5 additional semesters beyond the Bachelors degree. This is not a concurrent degree program. Students earn their Bachelors degree first and then the MPH.
Program Contact at the School of Public Health:
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Office of Student Affairs
Rutgers School of Public Health
683 Hoes Lane West, 1st Flr, Rm 111
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Program Contact at the School of Arts and Sciences (for non-public health majors):
Adrian Bruning, PhD, MS
School of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Education-Academic Services
520 George Street, Room 103
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Program Contact at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (for non-public health majors):
Mark Gregory Robson
Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Plant Biology
Editor in Chief – Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
Rutgers University - School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
59 Dudley Road - Foran Hall
New Brunswick, New Jersey USA 08901
Program Contact at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and
School of Arts and Sciences (for public health majors):
Dr. Marci Berger, PhD, MPH
Assistant Teaching Professor
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Program Contacts at other Rutgers University–New Brunswick Schools:
Please contact Mr. Kamal Kornegay (contact information is above)
The Bachelors/Masters Program is open to all undergraduate majors attending Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
Interested undergraduates must be approved by their undergraduate school before applying. Once approved, they must apply to the School of Public Health between successful completion of 60 credits and before completion of 105 credits. (If you have taken more than 105 credits, please contact Mr. Kamal Kornegay, contact information is below.) Students will not be formally accepted into the BA/MPH or BS/MPH Program before they have completed 60 credits.
Successful applicants must have demonstrated both a mature attitude and superior academic achievement. They must be recommended to the program by their major adviser or college dean.
The GRE requirement is waived for students meeting the above admissions criteria.
Faculty or college dean letters of recommendation should include a brief description of the student’s interests, track record, and statement of maturity.
The MPH degree program requires 45 credit hours, comprising 18 credits of core courses, 15-18 credits of required concentration courses, 6-9 credits of electives, 3 credits of Practicum Capstone, an Applied Practice Experience (0 credits) and an Interprofessional Education Experience (0 credits). The Bachelors/Masters Program allows accepted BA/MPH or BS/MPH students to take up to 18 graduate credits of MPH courses at the Rutgers School of Public Health. These graduate credits MAY apply to both the undergraduate degree and the MPH degree, giving students advanced standing in the School of Public Health once students matriculate at the School of Public Health. Please note that the graduate credits earned as an undergraduate through the BA/MPH or BS/MPH degree program at the Rutgers School of Public Health cannot be transferred to other graduate programs. Visit the MPH degree webpage or each concentration's webpage for more information about the MPH curriculum.