Students Transferring from Outside of Rutgers University
Public Health (832D)
This information is for students who are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees from a two- or four-year institution outside of Rutgers University, or for those students currently holding an associates degree from a two-year institution.
This option allows students with at least 45 credits, who are already in a career track (i.e., dental hygiene, radiation technology, medical assistant, registered nurse, or other allied health profession) or who otherwise hold an associate of arts (AA), associate of science (AS) or associate in applied science (AAS) degree, to apply directly to the Bloustein School's public health program (832D). Successful applicants will have completed the prerequisite courses to the major, with a C or better, and have achieved an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Upon completing the major and CORE requirements, the student will receive the pre-professional bachelor of science (BS) degree from the Bloustein School.
Public Policy (833)
The major in public policy (833) was introduced at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in the fall of 2013. Students may transfer up to 60 credits into the program. Students must have completed 01:790:104 American Government and 01:220:102 Microeconomics prior to applying in addition to having a 2.5 gpa. The public policy major requires 46-47 credits, 24-25 of which are included in the General Education requirements, for a total of 70-72 program requirements. The awarding of the preprofessional bachelor of science (B.S.) degree requires a minimum of 120 credits. To pursue the major, students must apply and be admitted to the Bloustein School.
The public policy major prepares students for entry-level jobs in government, politics and public affairs within public, non-profit, or private sectors, or for graduate education in public administration, public affairs, and public policy. The major introduces students in the use of analytical techniques to better understand public problems and evaluate alternative solutions to those problems. Examples include income inequality, health care reform, climate change, and immigration policy.Completion of the public policy major leads to a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree.
The Health Administration major leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and is designed to provide students with the skills needed to enter an administrative career in the healthcare sector. Students will receive fundamental training in a wide range of administrative areas including health care management, finance, marketing, operations, information systems, and human resources.
INTERNAL TRANSFER STUDENTS (School To School) At this time, the Health Administration and Public Policy majors require currently enrolled undergraduate students working toward a degree to transfer to the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Qualified applicants** should submit the online school-to-school transfer application via Undergraduate Admissions at http://admissions.rutgers.edu/schooltoschool. General deadlines for applications to be received are August 15th for fall semester admission and the 1st Monday in January for spring semester admission.
EXTERNAL TRANSFER STUDENTS New applicants to Rutgers should complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application via http://admissions.rutgers.edu/ApplyNow/ApplicationsAndTheBasics.aspx. At this time, students interested in the Health Administration or Public Policy majors should choose the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy as their first choice. Students interested in the Public Health major can choose to apply to the Bloustein School, the School of Arts and Sciences and/or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Students interested in the Planning and Public Policy major must apply to the School of Arts and Sciences. Qualified applicants to the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy should submit their applications by August 15th for fall semester admission and the 1st Monday in January for spring semester admission. Please visit http://admissions.rutgers.edu/ApplyNow/ApplicationsAndTheBasics/WhenToApply.aspx for the application deadlines for the liberal arts colleges.
JOINT DEGREE STUDENTS Currently enrolled undergraduate students working toward a degree in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, or another professional school can pursue majors in Public Health or Planning and Public Policy. Qualified applicants should submit the online Application for Declaration of Undergraduate Major at http://policy.rutgers.edu/mcladmin/ugapp_add.php. Admission is made on a rolling basis.
*The Undergraduate Programs at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy does not admit first year students.
**Qualified applicants must complete prerequisite courses with grades of C or better and achieve a min. 2.50 cumulative grade point average for Public Policy and a min. 2.70 cumulative grade point average for Health Administration.
Information for the Public Health major as a transfer from outside of Rutgers University.
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For additional information on about the public health (832) program, please contact:
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
Bloustein School Civic Square Building; Room 183
Phone: (848) 932-2726
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
Bloustein School Civic Square Building; Room 189
Phone: (848) 932-2701