Annual Admitted Graduate Open House

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will be hosting our annual Admitted Graduate Student Open House at the end of March this year. To provide admitted students with the most flexibility, this year, for the first time, we are offering TWO different modalities for our Open House to choose from. On March 29th, 2023, we will be hosting a VIRTUAL Open House event online and then on March 30th, we are hosting an IN-PERSON Open House option for those wishing to visit the Bloustein School. Please note that we will be covering the SAME topics/materials at both Open House events. If you are an admitted student for fall 2023 in our graduate programs in urban planning, public policy, public informatics, and health administration, we welcome you to join us at one of these Open House events. One great thing about our two Open House options this year is that it allows you the flexibility to participate from anywhere in the world and attend the event that best meets your needs!

Our Open House events will cover identical topics on both days and will provide admitted students to our masters (public policy/urban planning/public informatics/health administration) and doctoral programs the opportunity to speak with faculty, and current students, and learn about our academic programs, student housing options, career services support as well as funding options available to them upon joining the institution. You can view the agenda for Open House here (PDF).

The Bloustein School offers this event for admitted fall 2023 students in these programs only.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact

RSVP REQUIRED for BOTH Open House dates. The Zoom link for VIRTUAL Open House on March 29th will be emailed directly to all that have RSVP’d prior to the event. Please submit your RSVP here.”


Resources for In-Person Open House on March 30th

Accommodations (PDF)

Getting Here (PDF)

Student Welcome Letter (PDF)

Life at The Bloustein School From a Student’s Perspective (PDF)

Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP/MPAP)

MPP Program Outline (PDF)

MPAP Program Outline (PDF)

Presentation by Program Director and Associate Dean Julia Rubin (PDF)

Master’s Program in Urban Planning (MCRP)

MCRP Advising Sheet (PDF)

MCRP Concentrations (PDF)

Methods Course Sequence (PDF)

Presentation by Program Director Kathe Newman (PDF)

Master’s Program in Health Administration (MHA)

Advising Sheet (PDF)

Course Descriptions (PDF)

Recent Graduates (PDF)

Presentation by Program Director Ellen Kurtzman (PDF)

Doctoral Program in Planning and Public Policy (PhD)

Program Overview (PDF)

Navigation Guide (PDF)

Presentation by Program Director Mike Smart (PDF)

Overview of Rutgers Bloustein School, Student Services & Financial Aid

Presentation by Assistant Dean Steve Weston (PDF)

Student Life: Housing, Student Organizations, Commuting, and Other Information

Presentation by Graduate Student Advisers Courtney Culler and Greg Marrero (PDF)

Additional Information (Housing, Insurance) (PDF)

Career Development Support Services

Overview Presentation (PDF)

MHA Graduates (PDF)

Public Policy Graduates (PDF)

Urban Planning Graduates (PDF)

Chat with Current Master’s Students

Presentation (PDF)