School of Public Health Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

School of Public Health Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

Newark, NJ
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average amount to complete degree
May 1
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9 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Rutgers University School of Public Health -- Newark Campus

The newly renamed Rutgers School of Public Health is a result of the merger of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Rutgers School of Public Health serves a diverse student body of 367 learners (33% full-time, 67% part-time). There are 45 primary faculty members, housed within the School itself, and 85 secondary faculty members, housed within a partner Rutgers school or unit.

The School of Public Health is comprised of 8 departments, now expanded across 3 campuses. The New Brunswick and Stratford campuses host the departments of: Biostatistics, Health Systems and Policy, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, and Health Education and Behavioral Science.

The Newark campus is home to the departments of Dental Public Health, Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Urban Health Administration.

M.P.H. Degree Offered in Dental Public Health

The Department of Dental Public Health aims to produce dental health professionals who will provide leadership roles in the areas of community oral health promotion, oral disease prevention, and oral health research programs.

The department offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Dental Public Health degree program. Areas of concentration include oral epidemiology, which focuses on the distribution and determinants of oral diseases, and public policy and oral health service administration, which examines the implications of public health policy on the structure, process, and outcome of the oral health delivery system

The department also offers a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)/M.P.H. dual degree program.

M.P.H. Degree Offered in Urban Health Administration

The Department of Urban Health Administration prepares students to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate organizations and programs that address the public health needs of urban and disadvantaged populations. The Department is offered in partnership with the Rutgers School of Public Affairs, whose faculty are consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally in public management and administration.

Students in the Department of Urban Health Administration receive instruction in public health and in public administration, gaining knowledge about the creation and maintenance of effective, efficient, responsive, and ethical public health organizations and programs.

Faculty members in the Department of Urban Health Administration conduct research on topics related to urban health and public administration, such as health policy, food insecurity, health disparities, violence, social science and health, and program evaluation.

M.P.H. Degree Offered in Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology

The Department of Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (QNME) offers 2 M.P.H. degrees and a Master of Science degree. The focus of the department is to provide students with quantitative, analytic,. and research skills needed to become effective outbreak or chronic disease or injury epidemiology, biostatisticians, policymakers, program administrators, public health researchers, and public health practitioners.

The M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology degree program will enable students to master a common set of measurable quantitative and analytic skills, study patterns of disease and injury in human populations, and apply this scholarship toward the control of health problems.

Within this M.P.H. degree program, students may choose from additional collateral areas of concentration, including injury epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, and radiologic informatics.

William Halperin, MD, DrPH, MPH is a faculty member and Associate Dean, Newark Campus. His research interests focus on public health surveillance and public health practice.

Amy Davidow, PhD specializes in Biostatistics. Her research interests include longitudinal data analysis,and spatial analysis of disease rates.

Marian Passannante, PhD is a Professor and Chair (designee) of Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology & Biostatistics Associate Dean, Newark Campus. Her research interests focus on tuberculosis, injury, and teaching epidemiology to current and future members of the public health workforce, with a special interest in survey research.

M.P.H. Degrees Offered in Quantitative Methods: Biostatistics

The second M.P.H. degree program offered by QNME is the M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods: Biostatistics. Students in this program will also master a common set of measurable quantitative and analytic skills, as well as develop and apply statistical reasoning and methods to address problems in public health; health care; and biomedical, clinical and population-based research. Students may choose to do a dual concentration -- Quantitative Methods: Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Associate Professor Bart Holland specializes in biostatistics (including survival and hazards models) and clinical trials, especially as they relate to pharmaceuticals.

Master of Science Degree Offered in Biostatistics -- Pharmaceutical Biostatistics

The Master of Science in Biostatistics -- Pharmaceutical Biostatistics degree track is the program offered by QNME. Students within this program will be trained to apply the range of statistical analyses relevant to pharmaceutical research and development, along with basic knowledge of the regulatory context within which pharmaceutical R&D occurs.

Multiple Opportunities for Dual Degrees

QNME also offers the following dual degrees: an M.D./M.P.H. degree program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; a D.M.D./M.P.H. degree program with Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; Master of Biomedical Sciences/M.P.H. degree program with Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences which is most appropriate for students planning to pursue clinical degrees in areas such as medicine or dentistry.; M.S. in Community Health Nursing/M.P.H. degree program with Rutgers College of Nursing; and an M.S.N./M.P.H. degree program with Rutgers School of Nursing.

Traditional Campus in a Convenient Urban Setting

The Rutgers-Newark campus, located on 38 acres in a traditional setting of 33 academic buildings, is easily accessible by car, New Jersey transit, and PATH train from Jersey City and New York City. Newark's attractions include the nationally recognized Newark Museum, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and the Prudential Center -- home to the New Jersey Devils.

Location & Contact

School of Public Health

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

30 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107-1709
United States

Yvette Holding-Ford

Information Contact

Phone: 973-972-7212
Fax: 973-972-8032

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • General Public Health Certificate
    • Public Policy And Oral Health Services Administration Certificate
    • Clinical Epidemiology Certificate
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine/Master of Public Health (DMD/MPH)
      Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
      Master of Science/Master of Public Health (MS/MPH)
    • Dental Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Quantitative Methods Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Urban Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $120
    • Application Fee - International $120
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st May 1st February 15th
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required



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