Dual Degree undergraduate and graduate programs offered at Rutgers.
The bachelor's degree/master of arts (M.A.) degree in criminal justice program, offered by the School of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark, permits students pursuing majors other than criminal justice to accelerate, completing both the baccalaureate and the M.A. degrees in four and one-half years. More information is available at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.
Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree Programs with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Joint-degree programs, offered in cooperation with the School of Arts and Sciences and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, permit students pursuing certain majors to accelerate, completing both the baccalaureate and a master of public health or a master of public policy in five years. More information is available at the Bloustein School.
Bachelor's Degree/ Master of Applied Psychology (BA/MAP) with the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
The BA/MAP combined program allows undergraduate students majoring in psychology to take a minimum of 6 graduate credits at GSAPP during their senior year of undergraduate studies. Students interested in pursuing an advanced career in applied psychology or obtaining a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D) in the future can apply to the combined program during their junior year, and can obtain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years total. More information is available at https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/programs/master-applied-psychology.
Bachelor's Degree/ Master of Public Health (BA/MPH or BS/MPH) Articulated Degree with the School of Public Health
The Rutgers School of Public Health in conjunction with SAS offers highly-qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study during their undergraduate years, thereby accelerating the Master of Public Health degree by requiring approximately 3-5 additional semesters beyond the Bachelors degree. This is not a concurrent degree program. Students earn their Bachelors degree first and then the MPH. The School of Public Health offers Masters level concentrations in Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Public Health, Health Education & Behavioral Science, and Health Systems & Policy. More information is available at https://sph.rutgers.edu/academics/ba-ru.html
Rutgers SC&I ITI majors who have completed 90 credits may apply to earn an ITI bachelor’s degree and Master of Information (MI) degree in five years of continuous study. More information is available at https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-programs/information-technology-and-informatics-major/itimi-dual-degree-pathway.
The Rutgers Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences have recently entered into an agreement whereby certain highly motivated 3rd year (junior) undergraduate students who are certain that they wish to attend law school may apply in their junior year, and if admitted to the Law School, may enter the law school in their fourth year and complete both degrees in a total of six years. During the entire six years, students will pay tuition at the then prevailing undergraduate tuition rate -- which is a great deal financially for the students. Students may choose to attend on either the Newark or Camden campus.
You can read more about this program at: https://law.rutgers.edu/33-program.
A five-year dual-degree program is available that leads to a BA or BS from the School of Arts and Sciences and a BS from the School of Engineering. Students must be accepted into both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. More information is available at the School of Engineering.
Qualified undergraduate students at Rutgers can apply to the 4+1 B.A./M.A. program in Religion in their junior year. This program makes it possible to complete the M.A., which is normally a two-year program, in only one year after the B.A. Students considering applying as well as those who are already in the 4+1 program are strongly advised to consult with the Director of Graduate Studies about how to work out the details of their coursework. As a general rule, a course cannot be counted toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. This means that students in the 4+1 program must plan their coursework for the B.A. and M.A. separately. During the senior year, students in the 4+1 program will begin taking graduate courses toward the M.A. degree, but they must make sure that they will have satisfied all their undergraduate requirements by the end of the senior year so that they can graduate with the B.A. degree. More information is available at the SAS Department of Religion.
Teacher certification programs in many areas of specialization are offered through the Graduate School of Education to School of Arts and Sciences students. Education students major in a liberal arts subject other than education, since the teacher certification programs do not constitute a major. More information is available at the Graduate School of Education.
The Certificate Programs in economics are a natural path to a number of “4+1” programs within Rutgers University, whereby well-prepared students can receive some credit towards a master’s degree during their senior year, and then complete a master’s degree with one more year of coursework. The Certificate in Economic Theory and the Certificate in Quantitative Economics are particularly well-suited to this purpose, as they include more emphasis on mathematics and statistics as part of the program. More information is available at https://economics.rutgers.edu/156-undergraduate-program