Welcome to the Newark Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Students enrolled in our graduate degree programs receive personal advisement from track directors dedicated to each program. Please click below to learn more about your program of interest. All our programs are aimed at students’ success in graduate school and beyond. Our Master’s program is designed to prepare students to strengthen their profile and be more competitive when applying for medical school, dental school, physician’s assistant school, podiatry school and other health related professional schools. Eligible students can also take courses with medical and dental students in the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) or Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RDSM). Ph.D. students are provided academic direction and flexibility through a Multidisciplinary Ph.D. program that builds on the basic and translational research strengths of the faculty of NJMS and RDSM. Graduates from our Master’s and Ph.D. programs also pursue careers in the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology industry, Higher Education, Science Policy, University Administration, Business and Management, and more.
Students applying to the Master’s Program the Biomedical Sciences area of study. Prospective students can apply to either a Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MS) or a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree. The MS requires a 5-credit research thesis while the MBS is predominantly based on coursework. After enrollment, if students change their mind, students have the flexibility to switch between MS and MBS degrees. While applying to the Masters program, students must indicate interest in one of the following tracks: Medical scholars track, Dental scholars track, or Biomedical Research scholars track. Graduates from this Masters program pursue Medical School, Dental School, Ph.D. education or careers in biopharma.
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Students entering the Multidisciplinary Ph.D. program will choose one of four educational tracks: Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cancer (MBGC), Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology (CBNP), Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (I3), and Biomedical Engineering (BME). Each track encourages students to develop their own curriculum on their specialized research interest. Prospective students may apply for consideration by more than one track, and it is possible to move between tracks once enrolled.
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Multiple dual degree programs such as MS/MBA, MBS/MPH, MD/PhD, and DPT/PhD are offered. Each dual degree has distinct application requirements. The curriculum for each dual degree is carefully designed to fit the educational need of students on a specific career path. To be part of the Master’s dual degrees, MS/MBA or MBS/MPH, students must apply to each school and indicate that they are applying for a dual degree. To become part of the MD/PhD or the DPT/PhD program, students must first apply to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for MD/PhD or the Rutgers School of Health Professions for the DPT/PhD program.
Certificate Programs are designed for students who wish to take courses to achieve a concentration in a particular subject area without undertaking the full commitment of a master's degree. Potential students might want to enter or further a career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, teaching, journalism or administration. Certificate Programs require 18 credits
Non-Matriculated Students: A student with baccalaureate degree may request permission to enroll for a maximum of 15 credits as a non-matriculated student. Permission to take courses is contingent upon fulfillment of the specific course prerequisites and availability of facilities to accommodate the applicant.
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If you have questions regarding academics, please contact the track director in your program of choice.
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