Frequently Asked Questions


WES and TOEFL has been experiencing delays. Will my application be considered without these documents?

Yes. If you cannot obtain a WES or ECE translation, we will temporarily accept a transcript but it must be in English. When all additional supporting documents are uploaded, please contact us and we will be in touch with further steps.

I am graduating in May and need colloquium credits. Can I still participate in events?

Yes! We have scheduled some new events. Please continue to check the MBS events listings for virtual events.

Where will the MBS Team share events/general communications if I cannot remember to check the events listing or the mbs website

The PSM Team will stay connected with students by communicating via the PSM Student Resources Canvas site.

Can I still speak my advisor?

Yes. We have always done advising appointments by phone so that is continuing. Please schedule an appointment via appointlet ​.


Most of our courses are already being offered online, so there will be no change to those offerings. We have been offering online courses for about 5 years now and have current in-person classes have moved to an online format. Most of our advising appointments were already online and students can continue to make online appointments here . Summer applicants can take online courses in the summer and then move to in-person courses in the fall (or continue taking online courses).

International students can also start taking courses online in the summer and during fall, if travel restrictions are still in place.

Where can I or my previous institution send an official copy of my transcript electronically?

How will Covid-19 impact the MBS program in regards to courses?

Most of our courses were already online, so there is no change to those offerings. We have been offering online courses for about 5 years now. Our current in-person classes have moved to an online format. Most of our advising appointments were already online (and students can make an appointment here).

For those students interested in starting in-person in the summer, you can start taking online courses in the summer and then move to in-person courses in the fall (or just stay taking online courses).

For international students accepted, you can also start taking courses online in the summer or in the fall if travel restrictions are still in place.

Is the GRE required?

No. For the Fall 2020 term, we are waiving the GRE for all applicants. In place of the GRE, we are asking applicants to fill out a questionnaire. For more details and instructions, click here.


What is the Master of Business & Science degree?

Can I take courses Part-time?

Yes, the MBS program offers full-time and part-time options. 9 credits or more per semester is considered full-time and anything less is considered as part-time. Part-time students can register for a minimum of 1 credit per semester.

Why should I get a Professional Science Masters Degree?

The Master of Business and Science is a Professional Science Master's degree combining graduate level science/engineering courses with courses in business. This combination prepares students with the necessary business and entrepreneurial skills that are needed for all careers today.Over 70% of scientific job postings also list business/soft skills such as budgeting, finance, project management, communication, and leadership. Courses covering these areas are included in the MBS degree.

Can I pursue the MBS degree on a part-time basis?

Yes! Many of our current students are working professionals and need to register as part-time students.  The courses you will need to take to graduate are offered in the evenings and/or weekends. Requirements are different for international students

How do I obtain additional information regarding the Master of Business and Science degree?

We offer weekly live information session webinars hosted by our MBS Staff. You will have an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session following the webinar. Please click on this link to register for the webinar.

Can I come visit the MBS?

Yes – we welcome visitors! You can come during one of our in-person open houses, but many students come when they can.

Just schedule an in person appointment with an advisor (schedule 2 appointments if you can so we have the time to show you around). On that day, you can also schedule a Rutgers bus tour or come to one of our events.

If you are visiting, send us an email at and we may be able to arrange some students to speak with you.

Is the MBS degree fully online?

To view a list of our fully online programs, click here.

What time are the in-person classes held?

Since most of our students are working professionals, the classes are scheduled generally in the evenings from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Can I transfer to MBS from a graduate program at a different university?

Yes, you can transfer a maximum of 12 credits. Please visit this link for more information.

How much will the MBS cost?

The 2019-2020 tuition is $1,015/credit in-state, $1,256/credit out-of-state, and $900/credit for online students (in-state or out-of-state). This does not include other fees, which may apply. 

Tuition for the MBS is assessed on a per-credit basis and in-state and out-of-state tuition costs vary. Tuition charges are set in July and a full listing of tuition prices for graduate students at Rutgers can be found here. The MBS tuition is listed on the spreadsheet found under New Brunswick Campus Graduate students.


Can I get my GRE score requirement waived?

Based on your work experience and education, you may be eligible for a GRE score waiver. Click here for instructions to request a waiver.

How can I change a recommender's email or add a new recommender?

We cannot edit or change recommender information once the application is submitted. Please ask the recommender to send the letter to this email, and the grad admissions office will add it to your application.

Where can I check my application status?

To check your application status, use this link:

How long does it take for a decision to be made regarding my admittance?

Once your application is complete with all supporting documents, it typically takes three to four weeks for a decision to be made. 

I am an international applicant and I have recently been accepted for admission to the MBS degree. Where can I find more information on providing financial documentation (Certification of Funds)

Do you accept GMAT or MCAT scores?

Yes, we accept GMAT and MCAT scores that are less than 2 years old. Please refer to the document in this link.

What is the minimum GRE score required for application to the program?

There is no minimum GRE score required to apply for the program. The applications are assessed on a sliding scale: GPA, GRE, work experience.

Where can I or my previous institution send an official copy of my transcript electronically?

Where can I upload my supporting documents (Such as a Resume)?

You can upload supporting documents by logging in on your application portal through this link:

Upon logging in, your screen will look like the image below:

Click "Upload"

Select the "Type", denoting whether your upload is a resume, writing sample, personal statement, unofficial degree transcript, unofficial other transcript, GRE score, TOEFL score, or other. 

Select the file from your computer by clicking "Select". 

Click "Upload" to upload this supporting material to the application portal. 

See image for supported file types. 

Current Students

Can I take a semester off from the MBS degree program?

Yes. If you are an MBS student and you need to take a temporary leave (fall/spring) due to extenuating circumstances such as work travel, illness, etc, register for matriculation continued, 16:137:800. for a maximum of two consecutive terms.This is essentially a placeholder to keep your status active with Rutgers and MBS.  Please also notify your MBS advisor.  Failure to register for matriculation continued will result in the deactivation of your Rutgers NetID/email in addition to submitting a readmission form.There is no tuition fee for this registration, although a student fee is charged. For International students, you will have to check with your International Student Advisor for information regarding visa regulations and eligibility for this option.

Steps to register for Matriculation continued:

1) Login to WebReg using your Netid and password:

2) Choose semester[Spring or Fall] 

3) Navigate to "Course Lookup" and choose respective location of your graduate program.

4) In the "Course lookup tab", under "Search by keyword" enter the course number(16:137:800) and click submit.

5) The course appears as shown below. and you can click on the "Register" link to proceed further.

What is the readmission process after taking a semester off?

We understand students have unexpected life circumstances or work obligations that may require taking a semester off.  If you have registered for "Matriculation Continued", you do not need to fill our a readmission form (see this FAQ). If not, you will be required to fill out the readmission form and submit it to the PSM office for review/approval. Prior to being considered for readmission, students must have resolved all incomplete course grades and meet satisfactory academic progress. Please meet  with an academic advisor to discuss.

Can I apply my hours from the Rutgers Mini-MBA program towards the MBS degree?

Yes! Certain mini-MBA's are eligible for graduate credit within the MBS program. This is also the case for some of the RIE and Food Science certificates (e.g., in UXD and Customer Experience). These courses may count towards elective credits. Please contact the PSM office for more information. If you are already an MBS student, you can register for these certificates through our registration system. Please see here for more information

If I have an advanced degree, do I still have to take 43 credits?

No, if you have an advanced degree from a US institution (PhD, MD, MBA, MPA, MS, etc) , you may be able to transfer up to 12 credits from your advanced degree towards the MBS degree. This is also the case if you have not completed the advanced degree. Course transfer credit is subject to course transfer policies at Rutgers.  Please contact us for more information.

Re-Admission Form Link

How many online courses can I take as an international student?

There are specific guidelines for international students. Please refer to this link for additional information.

Do hybrid courses count as online courses?

No, hybrid courses do not count as online courses.

Can I register for a course offered by the Rutgers Business School?

Yes. However, there is a process for approval. Please refer to the below links

 RBS course request form New Brunswick/Newark, RBS course request form Camden

What are the PSM colloquium guidelines?

Please refer to the colloquium guidelines form.

I am a current Rutgers undergraduate student admitted to the MBS degree for the summer term. I am attempting to register for a summer MBS course, but I am receiving this notification on webreg (below). What should I do?

Fill out the SPN webform with the course(s) you would like to register for and in the comments section indicate that you are a RU undergrad accepted to the MBS degree. If approved, a member from our team will email the registrar's office on your behalf to register you for the course(s).