Public Policy Joint and Dual Degrees
The Bloustein School offers dual degrees in conjunction with the graduate policy program:
Urban Planning and Public Policy (MCRP/MPP)
Combining the Bloustein School’s Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) leads to a three-year dual degree option. Students are accepted independently to both graduate programs after providing a separate application to each, but share concentrations, course electives, and requirements.
The three year, 72 credit dual degree program is a saving of 24 credits compared to earning the 48-credit MCRP and the 48-credit MPP degrees separately. Students are required to take four methods courses, spanning the core courses in both programs. The required methods courses are Basic Quantitative Methods, Research Design, Planning Methods, and Applied Multivariate Methods. If a student places out of Basic Quantitative Methods, they must take another methods course to complete the 12 credits. Methods courses beyond the 12 minimum credits are permitted and count as electives or concentration courses.
Public Policy and Public Informatics (MPP/MPI)
Combining the Bloustein School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Informatics (MPI) degree leads to a three-year dual degree option. Admission to the dual MPP/MPI degree program is highly selective and requires separate applications to and acceptance by each program. A total of 60 credits must be completed in a minimum of two and a half years of full-time study.
There are different possible course plans that would meet the dual degree requirements and students may begin the dual degree in either program or pursue both simultaneously. Dual degree students starting in the MPP must complete 12 MPI-eligible credits beyond their 48-credits required for the MPP. Dual degree students starting in the MPI must complete 24 MPP-eligible credits beyond their 36-credits required for the MPI degree.
Public Policy and Social Work (MPP/MSW)
The dual degree program MSW/MPP offers students the opportunity to develop advanced policy practice skills with a focus on social justice and social welfare policy. It complements and enhances both the School of Social Work’s MSW program and the Bloustein School’s MPP program by contributing to specialized knowledge and practice skills and supporting expanded career opportunities for students. The program strongly matches the overall mission of Rutgers University in meeting the educational and training needs of NJ citizens.
Public Policy and Law (MPAP/JD)
The Rutgers Law Schools at Camden and Newark and the Bloustein School offer a dual-degree program designed for students who are interested in law, politics, and public policy.The three and one-half year program leads to a dual Master of Public Affairs and Politics/Juris Doctor (MPAP/JD) degree. This program includes two and one-half years in Camden or Newark studying law and one year at the Bloustein School in New Brunswick studying public policy.
Public Policy and Business Administration (MPP/MBA)
Combining the MPP at the Bloustein School and the MBA at Rutgers Business Schools leads to a three-year 75-credit dual-degree option. This is a savings of 33 credits compared to earning the 48-credit MPP and the 60-credit MBA degrees separately.
Public Policy and Graduate School-Newark, Division of Global Affairs (MPP/MS)
Individually, a total of 40 credits are needed for the Master of Science and 48 credits for the MPP. Students are able to complete the dual degree MPP/MS with 70 total credits—a minimum of 34 credits offered by the Graduate School-Newark, Division of Global Affairs (DGA) towards the MS degree and a minimum of 36 credits offered by the Bloustein School towards the MPP degree—and a language requirement. This dual degree program may be completed in six full-time semesters.
Public Policy and Rutgers School of Public Health (MPP/MPH)
Combining the MPP at the Bloustein School and the Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Rutgers School of Public Health leads to a 66-credit dual-degree option that can be completed in two and a half years. Note that this is a savings of 27 credits compared to earning the 48 credit MPP and the 45 credit MPH degrees separately.Students are accepted independently to both graduate programs after providing a separate application to each, but share concentrations, elective courses, and requirements.
Joint BA or BS and Master of Public Policy Program
The Bloustein School, in cooperation with the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, offers a joint program that enables students to earn the bachelor of arts or science and the Master of Public Policy degrees in five years of full-time enrollment rather than the normal six. This (3-1-1) five-year program gives exemplary students the opportunity to complete their liberal arts education while preparing for a career in public policy.