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The major in public policy will introduce you to the use of analytical techniques to better understand public problems and evaluate alternative solutions to those problems. It will prepare you for entry-level jobs in government, politics, and public affairs within the public, non-profit, or private sectors, or for graduate education in law, politics, public administration, public affairs, and public policy.

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Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$28,595.00 (21,31,617) per year




Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

33 Livingston Avenue,


New Jersey,

8901, United States

Entry requirement for international students

You are a first-year (or freshman) applicant if:

  • You are currently enrolled in high school, even if you've completed college credits while in high school, or
  • You've graduated from high school and have never attended college, or
  • You've been enrolled in college but will have completed fewer than 12 academic post-high school graduation college credits by the time you enroll at Rutgers.

Note: Current high school students who are also taking college courses during high school should apply as first-year applicants, regardless of the number of college credits earned while in high school.

Regardless of U.S. residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550+ on the paper and pencil test
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 79+ on the internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 or higher
  • Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum acceptable score is 82
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - The minimum acceptable score for the PTE is 53

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway*

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