Bloustein School classroom

Edward J. Bloustein
School of Planning and
Public Policy

Serving Communities,
Shaping the World

The mission of the Bloustein School at Rutgers University–New Brunswick is to create just, socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable and healthy local, national and global communities.

Graduate U.S. urban planning program

Planetizen, 2023 

Public health undergraduate program in New Jersey

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Master of Health Administration, nationwide

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Employed or pursuing higher education after graduation

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Education, Research, and Service

The Bloustein School is committed to academic excellence and strives to be an international leader in research, teaching, service, practice, creative activities, and engagement as we address existing and emerging challenges in our region and in a rapidly changing world. Our tight-knit and diverse community of faculty, staff, and students seek to inspire new thinking and strategies to address the grand challenges facing our economy and society.  

Spotlight: Master of Public Informatics

The data revolution has arrived in the public sector. Become a leader in this new field.

Public informatics is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms.

The Bloustein School’s Master of Public Informatics program provides the vehicle for educating professional student cohorts in the competencies needed in public informatics: statistics, programming, data management, data analytics, visualization, spatial analysis, applications and the integration of these skills.

Graduates of the program will bring a critical voice and a deep understanding of context to an emerging field.

Master in Public Informatics

Student Perspective

“My experiences as a first-generation Filipino-American and my time spent working for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Youth Services and Program Division sparked an awareness of and interest in politics and public policy. Those events introduced me to systematic disparities at a very young age, so I’ve always been interested in ways to create a world where so many people don’t suffer from socioeconomic inequality. I am also passionate about community-centered climate adaptation, and I look forward to helping communities prepare for and remain resilient against current flooding and future sea level rise.” 

Tracy P. Glova, Master of Public Policy
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow

Tracy Glova

Spotlight: Doctor of Health Administration

The Bloustein School now offers a Doctor of Health Administration degree

This doctoral program expands opportunities for mid-level and senior executives through the training and skills required to advance as leaders in health care administration. The 66-credit program will include 15 credits in leadership courses, 15 credits in applied research and 21 credits in an applied research project. Qualified applicants must have five years of relevant work experience and master’s-level training.

Healthcare Administration