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School of Public Health

School Among Top 25 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools in Public Health 

The Rutgers School of Public Health has been ranked No. 22 among the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools in Public Health by U.S. News & World Report.

Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the
Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and public health.

The Rutgers School of Public Health is New Jersey’s premier research, teaching, and service institution guided by the principles of health equity and social justice. Founded in 1983 within the former UMDNJ, the school has locations in Newark and New Brunswick, as well as global learning sites and online and hybrid degree options. Under the leadership of Dean Perry N. Halkitis, the school has become a leader in bioethics, cancer health disparities, climate change and planetary health, HIV, COVID-19, TB, and other infectious diseases, modern statistical methods, pharmacoepidemiology, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ+ health, population aging and mental health, gun violence prevention, and much more.

“Since my arrival in 2017, our enormous jump in rank—which for schools and programs in public health is based on reputation among peers—is a data point I reference often,” said Halkitis. “In the last six years, our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and I have been developing an outward facing institution rooted in health equity and social justice that is widely recognized both nationally and internationally for its excellence. We are incredibly proud.” 

By collecting graduate school data annually, U.S. News is able to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students make informed decisions.

“When prospective students are considering their options for graduate school, the Best Graduate Schools rankings are designed to help them identify schools that excel in the program they want to study,” said LaMont Jones, senior editor of Education at U.S. News. “With many options available, U.S. News provides a wealth of data in an easy format to help each student make the best decision.”

Prospective students can see how the Rutgers School of Public Health compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on