A certificate is a grouping of five or so courses, offered by key, multiple departments, that if taken, indicate that the student has developed cross-disciplinary expertise in a particular subject area. Certificates can be awarded by any of the participating departments or programs. Each participating department, school, or program has a coordinator for the certificate. The certificate differs from a concentration in that multiple Rutgers departments or schools are involved in the certificate.
The Bloustein School, in partnership with Rutgers School of Engineering, offers a cross-disciplinary program leading to the graduate certificate in transportation studies. The certificate is open to matriculated graduate students in the two graduate programs at the Bloustein School (urban planning and policy development and public policy) and in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The certificate is offered with two concentrations: technology and design, and policy and planning. The technology and design concentration focuses on analysis and design issues and is directed at students with an interest in transportation and traffic engineering and facility design. The policy and planning concentration focuses on the policy and planning process and is directed at students with these interests. In general, the student enrolls in one of the programs at the master’s level and, upon graduating, receives a transportation studies certificate signifying completion of the program at the same time the student receives his or her master’s degree. Under some circumstances, doctoral students may be admitted to the certificate program.
The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is pleased to offer a graduate certificate in Transportation Vulnerability, Risk and Security, developed by a coalition of faculty and staff from the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, and UMDNJ. The 15-credit program is designed for Rutgers-New Brunswick graduate students with an interest in a risk analysis approach to transportation policy. Students in this program will develop expertise that can be applied to future work and research in the field of Transportation planning and management through a multidisciplinary approach. The approach grounds students in the disciplines of engineering, health, sociology, geography, environmental planning, and risk management. The background provided by the certificate will enable students to work with security systems in a comprehensive approach to reducing risk exposures and develop efficient interdisciplinary networks in response to complex problems related to system vulnerabilities. The certificate has two required courses, the initial course in transit management and planning and a penultimate seminar, challenging the students to draw from all their certificate courses in the completion of their final project. Electives can be satisfied from a series of courses given by faculty from the Bloustein School, the Engineering School, UMDNJ, and from the College of Arts and Sciences programs in geography and sociology. The Certificate is recognized by all of these programs as accepted concentrations for their respective graduate programs.
A certificate program in geospatial information science is offered by a faculty drawn from the Bloustein School, the Department of Geography, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The certificate program provides an in-depth, interdisciplinary examination of the emerging discipline of geospatial information, focusing both on the development of theory and on the application of geographic information systems.
The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation is a cross-disciplinary graduate program administered by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Department of Art History. This certificate program is open to graduate students enrolled in and working toward completion of any of Rutgers graduate masters or doctoral programs.
This certificate is a cross-disciplinary graduate program administered by the programs in planning and public policy within the Edward J. Bloustein School. This certificate program is only open to graduate students enrolled in and working toward completion of the master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) program. There is a symmetrical urban planning certificate available to public policy graduate students. Contact Clint Andrews for more information
This certificate is a cross-disciplinary graduate program administered by the programs in planning and public policy within the Edward J. Bloustein School. This certificate program is only open to graduate students enrolled in and working towards completion of the master of city and regional planning ( M.C.R.P.) program. There is a symmetrical urban planning certificate available to public policy graduate students.