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About Rutgers

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning—one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution—and has a centuries-old tradition of rising to the challenges of each new generation. Now home to 32 schools and colleges, Rutgers serves more than 58,000 students, from all 50 states and 125 different countries, seeking undergraduate education, professional studies, and graduate degrees. Our faculty are internationally recognized for generating innovative ideas and conducting research that breaks new ground. They are Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. As a preeminent public research university and hub of lifelong learning, Rutgers’s mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world.

About Rutgers SPAA

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark educates and motivates students to choose careers in public service and administration through its innovative and comprehensive Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA, PhD, and professional and graduate certificate programs. Guided by the principles of Knowledge, Competence, Diversity, Service, and Ethics – with an emphasis on public service values and competencies for effective performance – SPAA promotes accountability, and transparency in the public and nonprofit sectors. Rutgers SPAA’s academic programs are enhanced by a culture of learning through faculty publications, published journals and newsletters, conferences, prominent and provocative speakers, and meaningful student internships for pre-career, in-career, and career-changing students. Through its memorandums of understanding and collaborations with colleagues all over the world, SPAA provides its students with international networks and global opportunities for learning, practice, and career destinations.