Biomedical & Health Sciences - All Degree Programs

Newark Health Science Campus | Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Welcome to the Biomedical and Health Sciences Graduate Programs

Programs: Pre-health Master's | Research focused Master's | Dual degree Master's program | Multidisciplinary Ph.D. | M.D./Ph.D. | Certificate

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The Newark Health Sciences Campus of Rutgers SGS is located in the University Heights section of Newark, NJ. We share our campus with the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). We are an urban campus located minutes from Newark Penn Station which provides easy access to New York City as well as other major cities on the east coast. 

Our Master's program is designed to prepare students to strengthen their profile and be more competitive when applying for medical school, dental school, physician’s assistant school, podiatry school and other health related professional schools. Eligible students can also take courses with medical and dental students in the Rutgers NJMS or RDSM. Ph.D. students are provided academic direction and flexibility through a Multidisciplinary Ph.D. program that builds on the basic and translational research strengths of the faculty of NJMS and RDSM.  

Graduate students in the Master's program graduate with either a thesis-based Master of Science (MS) or a non-thesis Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) degree. The Master's program on Newark Health Science campus offers Fall and Spring Admissions. The application deadline for Spring 2024 semester is December 01, 2023. The application deadline for Fall 2024 semester is July 01, 2024.

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Master's Degree Programs

Pre-medical | Pre-dental | Research

Students applying to the 30 credit Masters Program can apply to be part of one of the following tracks: Medical scholars track, Dental scholars track, or Biomedical Research scholars track. Graduates from this Masters program pursue Medical School, Dental School, Ph.D. education or careers in biopharma. Students who are part of a particular track get (1) specialized advising from medical and dental school faculty as well as biopharma industry professionals (2) eligibility to request specialized courses e.g. courses in the medical and dental school (3) priority for volunteering opportunities. This program has a flexible curricula and builds on the existing strengths of basic and clinical faculty in the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). 

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Multidisciplinary PhD Program

Biomedical research

Based on their interests, students entering the multidisciplinary program will choose one of four educational tracks that focus on molecular biosciences (MBGC), integrative biosciences (CBNP), infectious disease and immunity (I3), or biomedical engineering (BME). Each track provides a structured education in one of four broad biomedical subject areas and yet encourages students to develop their own curriculum on their specialized research interest. Faculty mentors may be members of more than one educational track, thereby allowing students greater flexibility in choosing the track that fits their educational needs. In addition, students may apply for consideration by more than one track, and it is possible to move between tracks once enrolled.

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M.D./Ph.D. Program

The Interdisciplinary MD/PhD Program is designed as a seven-year integrated experience. The first two years consist primarily of pre-clinical medical school courses. Laboratory rotations are performed in the summer prior to entering medical school or following the first year. Years 3-5 generally involve full time research towards the PhD degree in a laboratory of your choice. The final two years of the program focus on clinical experience. Coordination between the clinical and research years is designed to facilitate a smooth transition between aspects of the Program. 

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DPT/PhD Program

Individually, the DPT program at SHRP is a full time three-year 110 credit graduate program that prepares students to enter the physical therapy profession. The program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1980, and has just been re-accredited for another ten-year period valid through 2019. The program combines didactic courses that span areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, ethics, professional behavior, evidence-based practice, critical reasoning, diagnosis, and interventions, and is followed with 1 year of clinical clerkship.

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Dual degree Master's programs


Dual-Degree Program between the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies Newark Health Science Campus (SGS-N) and the Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH). Visit the MBS/MPH program 


The MS/MBA is offered jointly by the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies - Newark Health Science Campus (SGS-N) and Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick. Visit the MS/MBA program

Certificate programs

Certificate Programs are designed for students who wish to take courses to achieve a concentration in a particular subject area without undertaking the full commitment of a master's degree.  Potential students might want to enter or further a career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, teaching, journalism or administration.  Certificate Programs require 18 credits.

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