About Your Application

Eligible applicants will have completed or been within one year of completing one or more of the following degrees:  M.D., Ph.D., D.O, PharmD, D.D.S., D.V.M., or similar degree.

Currently enrolled in an advanced degree program are not required to re-take the GRE for entry into this program.  Instead, these applicants should provide results of the entrance examinations required for their specific degree or program (i.e. GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc). Waivers may be requested prior to application submission by contacting the Program Directors Soko Setoguchi, M.D. and James Millonig Ph.D., or by mailing a request to the Rutgers SGS at RWJMS. The ETS Institutional Code for SGS at RWJMS is  2786. The departmental code for the program is 0699 (Health and Medical Science-Other).

Under certain circumstances, TOEFL waivers may be requested prior to application submission. TOEFL waivers are restricted to Faculty, residents, or those who have recently completed or are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program offered by an accredited U.S. Institution of Higher Education. TOEFL waiver requests may be directed to the Program Directors or by mailing a request to the Rutgers SGS at RWJMS. 

Email Program Director, Soko Setoguchi, M.D. to discuss your eligibility


Dear Students,
It is a challenging time so we are here to help you with your applications to our masters and certificate programs. Our online Grad Portal application system is fully operational and a review of applications by our faculty and staff is proceeding normally.  We expect to run our full range of programs in the fall.

We will run our full range of courses in fall 2020, and anticipate the opening of the campus for on-site instruction and other activities as appropriate. However, we are also committed to providing the opportunity for students to participate in a majority of these courses remotely. This means that it will be possible to enroll in our Master's Program and limit or eliminate the need to come onto the campus during the fall 2020 semester if you prefer to do so. We will have an updated 2020 course schedule with a list of courses that will be offered remotely soon

We have extended the application deadline from June 30 to August 3, 2020. All applicants and accepted students will be notified via email. In addition, effective May 05, 2020, applicants can apply the code SGSBS for an application fee waiver. This code can be selected in the online application under the financial aid section. 

Since mail delivery at Rutgers has been curtailed, please upload all of your application supporting documents for the Fall 2020 semester through the Grad Portal.

This can include unofficial transcripts and test scores, which are sufficient for the review of your applications. Considering the unusual circumstances, admissions decisions will be made from these documents but original documents will be required prior to matriculation. In addition, please have your recommenders upload your recommendation letters into the Grad Portal. Direct upload of application materials will ensure the quickest review and response since admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Note About Standardized Tests

While most applicants have already taken one of the graduate admissions tests (GRE, MCAT, DAT), which are required to be submitted, we recognize that some applicants may still be waiting to take one of these tests. Therefore, upon request, we will review applications of students who have not yet taken any of these tests, and based on their other credentials we may make a conditional offer that will usually be contingent on a satisfactory test score to be taken later. Please also note that we generally do not encourage applicants to take the MCAT or DAT to apply to our program, the GRE is sufficient. One option is to take the at-home GRE testing.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – Rolling Admissions

Spring Semester – Rolling Admissions

Note: For Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students applying for a scholarship, applications are due May 01.

The following documents must be received to consider your application complete:

  • Completed Official Application (online application).
  • Official transcripts from prior colleges or universities.
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or Dental Admission Test (DAT) results.
  • Recommendation letters from two individuals (you can have letters sent directly from your referees, from an application service such as Interfolio or directly from your Health Professions Advisor).
  • We will accept your Pre-Health Committee Letter in lieu of two individual letters as long as it was written less than two years ago.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for all foreign applicants.
  • ETS code for submission of GRE and TOEFL scores to Rutgers School of Graduate Studies
    2786. There is no department code.
  • Submit an MCAT score by using the AAMC THx score reporting system to have your score sent to “Rutgers School of Graduate Studies Piscataway & Newark.” We use a single reporting system for both campuses.

International Student Applicants:

Applicants applying to the Masters's programs, and who have earned a degree overseas, must provide a translated transcript using one of the following approved credentialing services: WES (World Education Service), International Education Research Foundation, Inc., or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

A $70 non-refundable application fee is required for all applicants. All completed applications will be considered by the Clinical & Translational Science Admissions Committee.

If you need an address to send supporting documents, please mail to:

Rutgers School of Graduate Studies at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Attn:  Clinical & Translational Science Certificate Program
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ  08854-5635