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Academics

When you study at an RBHS school, you join one of the most diverse health sciences student bodies in the nation and tap into the abundant resources of the broader Rutgers, a leading national research university.

More than 600 doctoral degrees are awarded each year by RBHS schools, from the M.D. and D.M.D. to the doctor of physical therapy and the Ph.D. Hundreds more master's level degrees are awarded annually in such diverse fields as biomedical informatics, clinical nutrition, and nursing.

Each year, nearly 2,400 students enroll in our undergraduate programs, which range from certificates in dental assisting and vascular sonography to B.S. degrees in nursing and clinical laboratory science.

 

Our Schools

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

The eight schools of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) comprise New Jersey's largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to the education of the full complement of health care professionals.

Top faculty teach our exciting programs at locations throughout the state. Courses of study range from A.S. undergraduate certificates to post-doctoral studies and joint degrees in medicine and pharmacy and medicine and law.

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy provides one of the most challenging, dynamic, and satisfying programs of study leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree.

 

New Jersey Medical School, the oldest medical school in the state, encompasses 22 basic science and clinical departments and hosts major centers and institutes devoted to such areas as global tuberculosis, public health, and neurology. University Hospital—northern New Jersey's only Level 1 Trauma Center—is the school's principal teaching hospital.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is home to 20 basic science and clinical departments and houses major research institutes that focus on a range of subjects from cardiovascular medicine to women's health. Its principal teaching hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, consistently ranks among New Jersey's top three hospitals.

 

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is the state's largest center of dental research, its only dentistry school, and its only school offering pre- and postgraduate dental education. It operates the largest oral health care system in the state.

 

The School of Graduate Studies provides personalized academic support for approximately 5,200 Rutgers students enrolled in more than 150 doctoral, master's, and dual-degree programs across New Brunswick/Piscataway and Newark.

 

The School of Health Professions provides quality education for entry-level allied health professions and for health providers seeking specialty and advanced practice roles. With 35 programs ranging from post-high school to postdoctoral, the school serves approximately 1,500 students, one-third of whom learn online.

 

With locations in Newark and New Brunswick and additional facilities in Blackwood, New Jersey, the School of Nursing offers degrees from a bachelor of science in nursing, to a doctor of nursing practice, and a Ph.D. program in nursing as well as extensive continuing education classes.

 

School of Public Health programs are designed to accommodate working professionals and full-time students. The school offers master's and doctoral degrees as well as dual degrees and postbaccalaureate certificates. Students participate in leading public health research and put education into practice through international health and community service projects.

 

Learning through Clinical Practice

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A key component of an RBHS education is the chance to learn in our own faculty practices, community health centers, clinical practices, and scores of other hospital and clinical affiliates. Our students have the opportunity to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into to innovative care for patients.

The principal teaching hospital of RBHS in Newark is University Hospital, northern New Jersey's only Level 1 Trauma Center and a vital health care resource for Newark and surrounding communities.

The principal teaching hospital of RBHS in New Brunswick is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, which consistently ranks among the region's top hospitals.