For Applicants

To defer your application or admission to the MBS program, please complete the deferral webform.

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

Course and Enrollment Related Questions

Online coded students are encouraged to take online classes. Online students are welcome to take in-person/hybrid classes; however, this may impact tuition/student fees in addition to immunization requirements.

 Access the instructions and complete the Application for Change in Degree Type Status form. 

Yes, please fill out the MBS Change of Curriculum Type Status Form to switch from being a fully online student to a hybrid/in-person student (or vice versa). Students are coded differently in the registrar system based on whether they are fully online or in-person/hybrid.

Note: if you are an online student switching to hybrid/in-person, you must upload your vaccination status. Click here to learn more about how to upload your vaccination status.

To be considered full-time, a student must take at least 9 credits per semester. Part-time is any amount of credits below 9 per semester. The maximum amount of credits that graduate students (domestic or international) can register for in a given semester is 16 credits. On average, students take about 6 credits per semester.

Requests for verifications are received by the Registrar's Office from external agencies such as credit card companies, prospective employers, lending institutions, state departments of higher education, government agencies, students, and others.

In order to expedite processing a large number of verification requests received, a standard computer-generated form has been adopted to provide information generally requested by external agencies instead of completing every specialized form received individually.

Students who have not maintained continuous registration are required to be readmitted before they can register for classes. Students will be required to fill out the readmission form for review and approval. Only students in good academic standing will be considered for readmission.

Yes. If you are a current Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree 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. Please also notify your 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 the 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.

Face-to-Face: Requires students to attend class at a campus or center location.

Online: Online courses are completely online. Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Online instruction utilizes the web-based learning management system Canvas to deliver instruction using multimedia tools, including interactive discussion boards, audio-video recordings, bookmarks, chat rooms, announcements, and webcasts.

Online Asynchronous: Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Instruction is recorded and can be accessed at any time. Coursework is completed according to the due dates set by the instructor.

Online Synchronous: Students attend class from a distance on a computer or mobile device. Instruction is live, online at a specific date and time. Coursework is completed according to the due dates set by the instructor.

Hybrid: Hybrid courses are a combination of face-to-face and online (asynchronous or synchronous). Most hybrid courses meet a maximum of one day per week in the classroom and conduct the remainder of the learning online.

The course delivery format is listed for each course on WebReg and the Schedule of Classes

General Information

Most full-time students complete the degree requirements in 18 months to two years and part-time students usually take 2-4 years to complete the degree. Students can attend summer and winter session courses in addition to the fall and spring terms.

There are several concentrations within the Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree that are fully online. Click here to learn more about our fully online concentrations.

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. 9 credits or more per semester is considered full-time and anything less is considered part-time. Part-time students can register for a minimum of 1 credit per semester. Requirements are different for international students.

The Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree combines a traditional STEM Master of Science degree with business courses, experiential learning, and networking opportunities. Our programs are flexible and customizable to fit your career goals and students can attend classes online or on-campus, part-time or full-time. The degree is conferred by the School of Graduate Studies on all three Rutgers campuses. We are a part of the Professional Science Master's network that includes more than 150 academic institutions across the country.

We offer weekly live information session webinars hosted by our Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree staff. You will have an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session following the webinar. 

Students are able to take courses part-time or full-time, online or in-person, or a hybrid of in-person and online. 

Yes you can transfer credits into the Master of Business and Science degree from other accredited graduate programs. Please reference the “Transfer From One Graduate Program to Another” forms on our forms page. There are restrictions to the transfer of graduate credit.

Please also refer to our transfer credits page for more information

You can schedule an in-person or over-the-phone appointment with a Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree advisor by requesting an appointment on our advising page.

Yes, our program has a professional internship course and students can register for up to 6 credits. Please register for the Internship course, 16:137:608, 609, 610. Course number may vary based on semester. Information on CPT and OPT can be found at global.Rutgers.edu. Please note, if you are an international student starting in the Spring semester and wish to use your CPT for an internship in the Fall of that same year — full-time summer registration (minimum 9 credits) is required.

Finances and Tuition

Although we do not offer scholarships, students will have the opportunity to apply for fellowships. Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher may qualify for a limited number of fellowships. We offer two types of fellowship programs -- (1) an externship/internship (2) a general fellowship.

Tuition for the Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree 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. Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree tuition is listed on the spreadsheet found under New Brunswick Campus Graduate students.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Business and Science degree does not require a formal thesis. However, all students are required to complete a capstone (group) project that includes a write-up. More information on the Capstone Course/requirement can be found here.

Events for graduating students are sponsored by both the School of Graduate Studies and the MBS program.

Convocation and commencement are sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies. Direct any questions about these events directly to SGS. Please see this link for information about convocation and commencement. Make sure to scroll to the "Commencement and Convocation Events for Graduating Students" section. 

Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree faculty and staff also hold separate in-person and online events once a year in the Spring to celebrate all MBS students who completed their MBS degree during that academic year.  

Students must complete all the requirements for the Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree to graduate. These requirements, along with the necessary forms, are listed on the Canvas MBS Student Portal  in the Graduation Checklist Module and must be uploaded there.  Forms are also located here in the “Graduation Forms” section. 

There are slides explaining how to complete the forms on the Canvas site. Webinars are run every semester explaining how to submit graduation forms. They occur approximately 1-2 months before the forms are due:

  • Webinars in August for students completing the degree in the Summer Semester.  
  • Webinars in November for students completing the degree in the Fall Semester.  
  • Webinars in February for students completing the degree in the Spring Semester.  

Communications with specific details of dates and times are sent out via Rutgers email and posted as an “Announcement” on the Canvas MBS Student Portal.  

The timing for the delivery of the diplomas is ultimately determined by the registrar. The Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree office has no control over the length of the approval process nor has any knowledge of the timing of diploma delivery. For the most accurate information, contact the New Brunswick Office of the Registrar.