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|Mission||The Bloustein School educates professionals in urban planning, public policy, and public health, and it houses an energetic applied research enterprise. Both the academic programs and the research groups have attained high national rankings and impact, especially in the areas of risk/environment/energy planning, transportation planning, community development, health policy, workforce development and social policy. The faculty and research staff are leaders in multi-disciplinary collaborations that often span units at Rutgers and beyond, and the administrative staff are exemplars of best practice in student services and business support. The Bloustein School seeks to improve our increasingly urbanized and interconnected world by exploring planning approaches and public policy solutions that are healthier, greener, fairer, and generate greater prosperity than do current practices. It pursues equitable and efficient solutions to public problems at multiple levels from the global to the local and emphasizes social engagement through the professional perspectives of urban planning, public policy, and public health.|
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The Bloustein School is a top ten ranked top graduate program in urban planning in the United States and Canada, as ranked by Planetizen. The urban planning program is also accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
The School's Master in Public Policy program is accredited by the National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration.
|Founded||1992 in honor of Edward J. Bloustein|
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy offers undergraduate, graduate, and dual-degree programs for students interested in public and private-sector careers, teaching and research, and at all levels of government and nonprofit organizations. The degree programs are organized into four major program areas: master's programs in public policy and urban planning, a doctoral program in planning and public policy, and undergraduate programs in planning and public policy, public policy, and public health.
The Bloustein School has developed school-wide areas of expertise, or specialization. For example, the school has the most comprehensive set of methods courses of any planning and policy school because of its expertise in planning, policy, and public health.