1 GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PUBLIC POLICY Master of Public Policy Master of Public Affairs ad Politics
2 THE BLOUSTEIN SCHOOL MISSION The Edward J. Bloustei School of Plaig ad Public Policy serves as oe of the atio s key ceters for the theory ad practice of plaig ad public policy scholarship ad aalysis. As part of Rutgers, The State Uiversity of New Jersey, the school capitalizes o the stregths ad resources of a major research uiversity. The Bloustei School reaches out to the larger world, beyod the realm of academe, to cotribute to regioal, atioal, ad iteratioal commuities. Edward J. Bloustei Rutgers former presidet, costitutioal scholar, active citize, philosopher, ad teacher lived a life of civic egagemet that the school seeks to perpetuate through the cotributios of its faculty, staff, ad studets. THE PROGRAM IN PUBLIC POLICY The Bloustei School is cosistetly raked amog the top policy ad plaig programs i the coutry. Faculty of the Program i Public Policy are atioally ad iteratioally reowed scholars who are actively ivolved i shapig the fields of commuity developmet, social policy, educatio, eviromet, health policy, trasportatio, ad workforce developmet. The faculty s cuttig-edge research ad policy work are augmeted by the umerous research ceters withi the school, providig a rich, vibrat learig eviromet. The select group of studets admitted ito the Master of Public Policy ad Master of Public Affairs ad Politics programs ca take advatage of all the courses offered by the Plaig ad Doctoral programs at the Bloustei School, as well as the hudreds of courses offered elsewhere at Rutgers Uiversity. The Program i Public Policy also admiisters a ew udergraduate major i public policy; masters studets ofte work as teachig assistats i udergraduate courses. O the frot: Former New Jersey Goveror James J. Florio (ceter) is a Seior Policy Fellow at the Bloustei School ad teaches a course o Decisio Makig i Public Policy.
4 MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY (MPP) The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is typically a two-year degree for full-time studets. Studets must complete 48 credits, icludig 30 credits of required course work ad 18 elective credits. The Bloustei School s MPP program is oe of oly 11 programs i public policy accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, ad Admiistratio, the global stadard i public service educatio. NASPAA accreditatio recogizes that a master s program i public affairs, admiistratio, or policy meets a set of stadards regardig curriculum, admiistratio, missio, studet admissios, faculty quality, studet services ad placemet, ad facilities. Required Course of Study (48 credits) Public Policy Formatio (3 credits) Ecoomics ad Public Policy (3 credits) Oe of the followig orgaizatioal courses (3 credits): q Maagig People ad Orgaizatios q Noprofit Maagemet q Public Maagemet Oe of the followig fiacial courses (3 credits): q Fiace q Budgetig ad Public Policy q State ad Local Public Fiace Methods I: Research Desig (3 credits) Methods II: Data Aalysis (3 credits) Advaced Methods course selected from the school s umerous offerigs (3 credits): q Advaced Qualitative Methods; Cost- Beefit Aalysis; Discrete Choice Methods; Survey Research; Advaced Quatitative Methods Applied Field Experiece (3 credits) Policy Research Practicum I, II (6 credits) 3 courses i area of cocetratio (9 credits) 3 additioal elective courses (9 credits)
5 Stuart Shapiro Director, Program i Public Policy A degree i public policy is a gateway ito the world of public service. There is o more excitig time to be eterig public service as vigorous debates are uder way i a wide variety of policy areas. May of our studets wat to take part i those debates ad come to the Bloustei School hopig to make the world a better place. We are here to help them do so. Cocetratios As part of the elective selectios, studets must develop a three-course (9-credit) cocetratio i a substative policy area. The Bloustei faculty is recogized for its policy expertise i commuity developmet ad social policy, alog with the other areas of cocetratio. Studets also may desig their ow cocetratios, ad do so frequetly. Aalytical Methods Budget ad Fiace* Commuity Developmet Ecoomic Aalysis Educatio Eviromet Health Labor ad Workforce Maagemet No-Profit Maagemet* Political Processes ad Istitutios Social ad Geder Policy *These cocetratios iclude coursework at the Bloustei School ad at the School of Public Affairs ad Admiistratio, Rutgers-Newark
6 Alliso Harris MPP 2006 PhD studet i political sciece, Uiversity of Chicago Oe of the best parts of beig at the Bloustei School was the close relatioship I developed with faculty members, who are leaders i their fields yet very accessible ad supportive of the studets. It is through these relatioships that I was able to fid out about both of the jobs that I have had sice graduatig. It is also because of these relatioships that I am i the doctoral program i political sciece. I may ever have cosidered furtherig my educatio i this way if ot for the Bloustei faculty members who ispired ad believed i me. Leah Apgar MPP 2007 Loa Officer, New Jersey Commuity Capital, Treto, NJ I chose the Bloustei School because of the quality of both its curriculum ad faculty. I really liked the opportuity to work closely with that faculty ad the iteractive ature of the courses. Few of the professors rely primarily o lectures: the classes iclude extesive discussios to facilitate the learig process, as well as field visits ad talks by practitioers, to make the kowledge very practical. Oe of my favorite memories was a class visit to Bethex Federal Credit Uio, where we leared about its partership with a check-cashig service, i order to brig low-icome idividuals i the Brox access to basic fiacial services.
7 MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLITICS (MPAP) The Master of Public Affairs ad Politics (MPAP) degree is a 30-credit program desiged for studets with sigificat work experiece i public affairs ad politics (geerally at least five years). The MPAP is typically a oe-year degree for full-time studets, but studets also may pursue it o a part-time basis. Required Course of Study (30 credits) Public Policy Formatio (3 credits) Methods I: Research Desig (3 credits) Methods II: Data Aalysis (3 credits) Ecoomics ad Public Policy (3 credits) Elective courses (18 credits): Electives iclude the legislative process, egotiatio ad coflict resolutio, ethics, educatio policy, labor policy, the media, public policy advocacy, ad social policy. Studets may choose amog a wide array of courses offered by faculty ad practitioers i the Public Policy Program, i other programs i the Bloustei School, elsewhere at Rutgers Uiversity, or eve at other area uiversities through special arragemet.
8 DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS I additio to the Master of Public Policy (MPP) ad the Master of Public Affairs ad Politics (MPAP) degrees, the Bloustei School also offers a combied MPP/MCRP joit program with the Bloustei School s Program i Urba Plaig ad Policy Developmet; a MPAP/JD degree with the Rutgers School of Law at Camde ad Newark; a MPP/MBA joit program with the Rutgers Busiess School; a MPP/BA or BS degree with the School of Arts ad Scieces or the School of Evirometal ad Biological Scieces, ad a MPP/MPH with the UMNDJ School of Public Health. MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY/MASTER OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MPP/MCRP) This program leads to completio of both the Master of Public Policy ad Master of City ad Regioal Plaig degrees i three years. MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLITICS/JURIS DOCTOR (MPAP/JD) This program leads to completio of both a Master of Public Affairs ad Politics ad a law degree i three-ad-a-half years. The program icludes two-ad-a-half years of law study at the Rutgers School of Law i Camde or Newark, ad oe year at the Bloustei School studyig politics ad public policy.
9 Eric Baum MPP/MBA 2012 Assistat Bak Examier, Federal Reserve Bak of New York My work icludes a iteral commissioig process that brigs together ecoomics ad busiess studies from my dualdegree program at Rutgers. The Bloustei School emphasizes experietial learig, which eables studets to lear by participatig i a practicum ad high-level itership rather tha completig a graduate thesis. My experiece at Bloustei gave me a foudatio of skills that ow eables me to fulfill my role as a cetral baker, a career step that exceeded my expectatios for my graduate school experiece. Jessica Godofsky Starace MPP 2011 Research Assistat, Priceto Survey Research Associates Iteratioal (PSRAI), Priceto, NJ I was fortuate to have had the opportuity to work parttime at the school s Joh J. Heldrich Ceter for Workforce Developmet while attedig school full-time. As a graduate research assistat, I directed public opiio surveys ad co-authored reports with professors Carl Va Hor ad Cliff Zuki o the impact of the ecoomic dowtur o Americas who became uemployed durig the recessio, ad o recet college graduates first full-time jobs ad their perceived value of the college experiece. Both studies were widely covered i the atioal media, icludig the frot page of the New York Times, the Huffigto Post, Time, NBC, CBS, ad Forbes. It was a ivaluable experiece to participate i the research process from start to fiish, as well as beefit from a icredible resume builder ad coversatio starter whe etworkig.
10 Sara Meyers MPP 2009 Presidetial Maagemet Fellow ad Aalyst i the Office of Strategic Plaig ad Maagemet, U.S. Departmet of Housig & Urba Developmet The professors at the Bloustei School are extremely dedicated ad experieced. I ejoyed the camaraderie with the other studets, ad the course selectio is varied eough to support a wide rage of policy iterests. I also valued the opportuity to develop a persoalized course of study ad to work at three differet research ceters, each of which afforded me valuable ew isight ito data collectio ad aalysis, both of which are critical skills i my curret job. Paul Crupi MPP 2011 Policy Advisor, Office of New Jersey Goveror Chris Christie I chose to atted the Bloustei School because I kew I wated to become ivolved i state policymakig. I had become active i local political orgaizatios but desired to expad my etwork of cotacts ad also gai a better, more formal uderstadig of how policy is created ad implemeted i New Jersey. The diversity of ideas amog my fellow studets was a importat aspect of the MPP program. My classmates came from various backgrouds, thus holdig passioate viewpoits o a wide rage of policy issues. The result was always a spirited debate that expaded my ow perspectives o differet issues.
11 MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MPP/MBA) This program leads to completio of both Master of Public Policy ad Master of Busiess Admiistratio degrees i three years. The program icludes a year ad a half studyig busiess at Rutgers Busiess School i Newark ad a year ad a half studyig policy at the Bloustei School. MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY/ BACHELOR OF ARTS OR SCIENCES (MPP/BA or MPP/BS) This program leads to completio of both the Bachelor of Arts or Scieces ad Master of Public Policy degrees i five years. Studets may apply for admissio to the joit program i February of their juior year. Admitted studets are allowed to take up to 18 graduate credits i the Program i Public Policy over the course of their seior year; these credits are applied to both degrees. Upo completio of the BA or BS degree, studets advace ito the secod year of the MPP program. MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY/MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPP/MPH) This joit program with the UMNDJ School of Public Health leads to the completio of both a Master of Public Policy degree ad a Master of Public Health degree i three years. Additioal iformatio about each of these programs ca be foud o the Bloustei School website at policy.rutgers.edu/academics/pp.
12 FACULTY Bloustei School faculty publish i scholarly jourals; serve as advisers to local, state, ad federal govermets; ad are egaged i cuttig-edge research that addresses may of today s most challegig issues. Below are the Program i Public Policy faculty; for a complete list of all Bloustei School faculty visit policy.rutgers.edu/faculty/. Joel Cator, Professor BA, Wiscosi; ScD, Johs Hopkis health care fiacig ad delivery, health care policy, ad access to health services by low-icome populatios. Hery A. Colema, Professor BA, Morehouse College; MA, PhD, Priceto state ad local fiaces, icome redistributio, ad labor force utilizatio. Jocely Elise Crowley, Professor BA, Corell; MPP, Georgetow; PhD, Mass. Istitute of Techology family ad social policy, motherhood, workplace flexibility, wome ad politics, ad methods. Stephaie Cureto, Assistat Professor BA, Witteberg Uiversity; MA, PhD, Uiversity of Virgiia educatio policy, early childhood educatio ad itervetio, workforce developmet for early childhood teachers, ad laguage ad social idicators of school readiess. Norma J. Glickma, Professor BA, MA, PhD, Uiversity of Pesylvaia commuity developmet, iteratioal ad regioal ecoomic developmet, urba impact aalysis, ad urba ad idustrial policy. Adrea Hetlig, Assistat Professor BA, Columbia Uiversity; Master of Iteratioal Affairs, Columbia Uiversity; PhD, Uiversity of Marylad domestic social policies that address poverty, iequality, ad violece. Dawe Mouzo, Assistat Professor BS, MA, PhD, Rutgers Uiversity; MPH, Uiversity of Medicie ad Detistry of New Jersey physical ad metal health disparities, icludig the sub-disciplies of race, geder, ad sociology of the family. William Rodgers III, Professor BA, Dartmouth College; MA, Uiversity of Califoria, Sata Barbara; MA ad PhD, Harvard Uiversity causes ad cosequeces of ecoomic ad social iequality; skills gaps ad skills shortages; the impact of macroecoomic policy o labor market outcomes; ad the federal miimum wage ad food security.
13 Julia Sass Rubi, Assistat Professor AB, Harvard (Radcliffe); MBA, AM, PhD, Harvard commuity ecoomic developmet, developmetal fiace, o-profit ad hybrid orgaizatioal forms, social eterprise, ad orgaizatioal behavior. Hal Salzma, Professor BA, Uiversity of Califoria, Sata Cruz; MA, PhD, Bradeis workforce developmet ad labor markets; effects of techological chage; sciece ad egieerig workforce policy; ad low-wage workers, iteral labor markets, ad corporate restructurig. Joseph J. Seeca, Professor BS, MA, PhD, Uiversity of Pesylvaia evirometal policy ad regulatio; state ad local ecoomic developmet ad fiace. Stuart Shapiro, Associate Professor BS, Case Wester Reserve; MPP, PhD, Harvard public admiistratio ad public policy, regulatory processes, civilservice issues, ecoomics, quatitative methods. Carl E. Va Hor, Professor BA, Pittsburgh; MA, PhD, Ohio State (Political Sciece) employmet policy, policy aalysis ad evaluatio, public policy formatio, state govermet ad politics. Cliff Zuki, Professor BA, Orego; MA, PhD, Ohio State (Political Sciece) mass media ad America politics, public opiio ad votig behavior, survey research. CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Studets i the Program i Public Policy are ecouraged to work o real-world projects by becomig ivolved with may of the school s ceters ad istitutes. The ceters ad istitutes maximize the school s ability to perform i-depth research; exted its activities beyod the classroom through public service ad outreach; ad provide studets with the opportuity to develop professioal skills ad experiece. A selectio of policy-related Ceters is below; for a complete list, visit policy.rutgers.edu/ceters. Bloustei Local Govermet Research Ceter Ceter for Eergy, Ecoomic & Evirometal Policy Ceter for Negotiatio ad Coflict Resolutio Ceter for Urba Policy Research Joh J. Heldrich Ceter for Workforce Developmet Natioal Ceter for Neighborhood ad Browfields Redevelopmet Ceter for Trasportatio Safety, Security ad Risk Ala M. Voorhees Trasportatio Ceter Ralph W. Voorhees Ceter for Civic Egagemet Natioal Trasit Istitute Rutgers Ceter for Gree Buildig
14 Nakeefa Berard MPP 2010 Developmet ad Commuicatios Associate, New Jersey Commuity Developmet Corporatio As a proud residet of New Jersey I kew I wated to pursue a career i service to New Jersey s urba areas, but I was ot etirely sure what my path would look like. I kew the Bloustei School would help me explore my career optios, which evetually steered me i the directio of commuity developmet. The school s faculty possess a passio for public service, a desire to effectively iform public policy, ad a commitmet to teachig all of which had a immese impact o my life. They gave me the cofidece ad tools I eeded to flourish ito the commuity developmet professioal that I am today. Maria DeFazio MPP 2011 Presidetial Maagemet Fellow, Washigto, D.C. The Bloustei School is a close-kit commuity that geuiely cares about makig the world a better place. I always felt that above all, the faculty was teachig me to take what I leared i the classroom ad go out ito the world to make a differece. The most compellig part of the program is the way practical experiece is tied back ito academic learig. Applied field experieces ad research practicums provide ivaluable, real life experieces that employers are lookig for ad that are eeded for success i the policy world. You stad out because of that experiece.
15 OUTREACH I additio to offerig cotiuig educatio courses, techical assistace services, studet field placemets, iterships, ad various lecture series, the Bloustei School hosts iteratioal studets through several exchage programs, icludig the Uiversity of Kostaz i Germay ad the Bartlett School of Plaig at Uiversity College Lodo. The Korea Scholars Program, a partership with the prestigious Korea Developmet Istitute, allows scholars to achieve a oe-year plaig degree as part of their global master s course. LOCATION Located i New Bruswick, New Jersey, the Bloustei School is situated i oe of the state s most cocetrated areas of higher educatio ad health care. The school s home, Civic Square, is a five-miute walk to the city s trai statio, which has Amtrak service betwee New York ad Philadelphia, both a 45-miute ride away; Washigto, D.C., ad Bosto are accessible i just a few hours. The statio also has frequet NJ TRANSIT local service, icludig coectios to Newark Liberty Iteratioal Airport. The Bloustei School is withi miutes of three of the state s major highways. ADMISSION Admissio to the Bloustei School is competitive, ad prospective studets are evaluated o academic record as well as potetial for success withi the program. For additioal iformatio or to apply olie, visit the school s website at policy.rutgers.edu/prospective.
16 Edward J. Bloustei School of Plaig ad Public Policy Rutgers, The State Uiversity of New Jersey 33 Livigsto Aveue, Suite 300 New Bruswick, NJ Tel: Fax: policy.rutgers.edu Rutgers, The State Uiversity of New Jersey, is dedicated by law ad by purpose to servig all people o a equal ad odiscrimiatory basis /1K
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