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Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Planning and Public Policy program of Rutgers University prepares students for entry-level jobs in the public and private sectors, especially in the fields of housing, community development, government service, land use, real estate, transportation, and health policy, and for graduate education in public administration, public policy, and urban planning.


About the Program

The Planning and Public Policy program of Rutgers University takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.

The major is designed to provide a framework within which students cluster their electives to align with their select graduate education or career paths. The following learning goals embody our program-wide objectives, as reflected in our required core coursework. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Planning and Public Policy, our students will have:

  • developed and demonstrated competency with the theoretical frameworks underlying the disciplines of planning and public policy through participation in economics and American government courses and relevant elective courses (Theoretical Understanding);
  • developed and demonstrated skills in social science qualitative and quantitative methods through participation in the 200-level Basic Statistical Methods course and the 300-level Research Methods course and relevant elective courses (Analytical Thinking);
  • demonstrated the ability to perform scholarly research and writing through participation in a 300-level intensive writing course, and the 400-level Senior Seminar (Inquiry, Analysis and Communication);
  • developed and demonstrated competency in their field of study related to planning and public policy through participation in basic and advanced elective coursework (Specialization in a Subject’s Field of Inquiry); and,
  • developed and demonstrated professional skills, in venues appropriate to the selected subject matter, through participation in the 400-level Internship with Seminar (Professional Development)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Writing Course
  • American Government
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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