With dozens of degree programs at its biomedical and health science schools, Rutgers is New Jersey’s leader in preparing the next generation of health care providers. Collectively, these schools comprise New Jersey’s largest and most influential constellation of academic institutions devoted to medicine, dentistry, advanced health sciences, pharmacy, nursing, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
For decades, the clinical programs of Rutgers' biomedical and health science schools have provided health care services to the people of New Jersey. Through Rutgers Health, these same school-based clinical practices serve your health and wellness needs.
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New Jersey’s oldest and highest ranked pharmacy school, offers a preeminent six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree, along with innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction. The school is dedicated to excellence in health care and biomedical education, visionary scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exemplary clinical practice.
The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is committed to meeting society’s need for well-educated and well-trained professional psychologists who provide direct care to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. Through its clinical offerings, the school provides services to the community in a wide variety of settings.
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. In addition to education and advanced research, the school stresses community health services and provides direct patient care. University Hospital—northern New Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center—is the school’s principal teaching hospital.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s mission centers on education, advanced research, community health, and direct patient care. Home to 20 basic science and clinical departments, the school also houses major research institutes that focus on a range of topics, from cardiovascular medicine to women’s health. Its principal teaching hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, consistently ranks among New Jersey’s top 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. Preparing generations of dental practitioners, the school also has a long history of caring for underserved populations.
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 its world-class professors and emphasis on hands-on learning, the School of Nursing is recognized as one of the finest in the nation. With locations in Newark and New Brunswick and additional facilities in Blackwood, New Jersey, the school also offers extensive continuing education classes and is affiliated with more than 200 New Jersey health care and clinical practice sites.
The School of Nursing–Camden addresses the critical need throughout southern New Jersey for high-caliber nursing education. Offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the school combines a research-based curriculum, taught by nurse scientists who are active leaders in the profession, with top clinical experiences in hospitals and health care agencies plus service-learning projects locally and abroad.
The School of Social Work has a distinguished record of instruction, research, and public service. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs; holds classes at multiple locations; and is affiliated with more than 800 social service agencies throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area.