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School of Public Health

Advancing Health and Preventing Disease in New Jersey and Abroad

The School of Public Health, a part of Rutgers Health, is New Jersey’s preeminent public institution of higher education in public health, offering master's and doctoral degree programs and post-baccalaureate certificates. A national leader in public health research, the school actively advocates for policies, programs, and services through the lens of equity and social justice.

Nationally ranked among the best schools of public health

U.S. News & World Report

Ranked for diversity in new enrollments among U.S. schools of public health

 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Alumni network working in various industries nationally and abroad
Ranked school of public health for LGBTQ+ students

Gaynrd, 2021

Program Highlight:  Accelerated Bachelor / Master of Public Health Degrees

The Master of Public Health degree provides students with a clear understanding of the role public health plays in society. It also provides students with sufficient knowledge of the theory and terminology used by diverse public health disciplines to allow effective participation in interdisciplinary public health efforts and with specialized skills in at least one public health discipline.

The Rutgers School of Public Health offers highly-qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study during their undergraduate years, thereby accelerating the path to an MPH degree.

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Discover: Arts in Health Research Lab

Building on a growing field of arts in health across the country and around the world, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers School of Public Health, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center have joined in an interdisciplinary partnership to launch the Arts in Health Research Lab.

The goals of the Arts in Health Research Lab are to perform research that benefits populations across New Jersey, innovate new research strategies including arts-based research methods and art-as-data collection, and establish a research plan to assess the health impact of NJPAC and Mason Gross arts experiences and programs.

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Student Perspective

“At Rutgers School of Public Health, I not only gained invaluable knowledge and skills in public health, but also developed a deeper understanding and appreciation for diverse perspectives and cultures. This experience has broadened my professional horizons and equipped me with the tools to effectively address global health challenges.”

-Sophee Niraula, Master of Public Health Student

Sophee, school of public health student

Department Spotlight: Health Behavior, Society and Policy

The Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy focuses on social and behavioral health, health systems and policy, population aging, and mental health through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.

The department prepares students with the skills necessary to address pressing public health concerns through its various graduate degree programs and post-baccalaureate certificate offerings.

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