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 Rutgers: Undergraduate Successes

The Rutgers School of Public Health is committed to providing high-quality graduate education to future public health professionals as New Jersey’s only accredited school of public health.

The Rutgers School of Public Health offers many articulated degree options for undergrads interested in pursuing a graduate degree in public health. Highly-qualified and motivated undergraduate students throughout Rutgers University and our friends at The College of New Jersey, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stockton University, and William Patterson University, may apply for the articulated degrees. Accepted articulated degree students take up to 15 graduate public health credits as undergrads and then complete the MPH with an additional three to five semesters at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Some or all of the graduate credits may apply to both the undergraduate degree and the MPH degree, giving students advanced standing once they earn their undergraduate degree. Articulated degree students have many different undergraduate backgrounds including engineering, psychology, sociology, a variety of life sciences, and of course, public health.

“The articulated degree program allows us to being in a diverse group of highly qualified students who become some of our favorite success,” according to Dr. Pamela Ohman-Strickland, associate dean for student affairs. “They go on to be researchers, educators, and public health practioners in wide variety of settings.”

Ms. Michelle Edelstein, a former BS/MPH student, studied public health and psychology as an undergraduate student at Rutgers University. She was accepted into the articulated degree program in the department of health education and behavioral science and completed her MPH fieldwork requirement with the alcohol treatment and research program looking into one of their study’s participant recruitment and marketing practices. “My experience as an undergraduate student and eventually a graduate student at the Rutgers School of Public Health established my professional and educational goals. What I appreciate most is that I had the ability to take graduate courses as an undergraduate student, which allotted me the time to learn about the various centers and institutes at the School and prepare me for becoming a fulltime graduate student.”

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