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Graduate students

School of Graduate Studies

Fostering New Ideas and Creating New Knowledge

From biomedical sciences to women’s and gender studies, the School of Graduate Studies serves the doctoral, master’s, and dual-degree-program students of Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The school is home to graduate students from more than 125 countries, to world-renowned scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and to administrators who care deeply about helping students succeed both in and out of graduate classrooms and labs.

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Graduate programs ranked in the top 50

U.S. News & World Report

150+
Doctoral, master’s, and dual-degree programs offered
5,200+
Graduate students enrolled annually
900+
Degrees awarded annually

Small, Close-Knit Programs with Big Research Opportunities

With strengths in the liberal arts and sciences and biomedical health sciences, the School of Graduate Studies is a leading institution dedicated to cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and professional development. While the overall size of the graduate population is large, enrollment in individual programs is intentionally limited, so most instruction takes place in small classes, seminars, and labs and in informal scholarly and social gatherings.

About the School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies connects students with top faculty and outstanding programs of study throughout Rutgers–New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

Degree Programs

From a master of arts to a dual doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy degree, the programs available span a range of academic disciplines.

Certificate Programs

More than two dozen graduate certificate programs are available from a wide range of Rutgers graduate programs.

Program Finder

Use this resource to find a graduate program that’s right for you.

Graduate School Funding

Rutgers graduate programs offer a wide array of financial support for students, such as research funding, fellowships, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rutgers is a large research university, and students have a lot of questions before they apply. Get answers to common questions here.

For International Students

Thinking about coming from abroad to study at Rutgers? Here is some information you’ll need to get started.

Beyond Education: We Provide Preparation

The School of Graduate Studies makes significant investments in the career readiness of our graduate students, preparing them for both academic and professional environments.

Graduate students