Affiliated Graduate Programs

These graduate programs are associated with the Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Graduate History Program.

About the Program


Professor James Delbourgo, Rutgers-New Brunswick,

Professor Neil Maher, NJIT/Rutgers-Newark

The graduate program in Science, Technology, Environment, and Health (STEH), one of several transnational areas of concentration in the History Ph.D. program, brings together faculty from each of the Rutgers campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden), NJIT and related centers, including the Thomas Edison Papers.

The STEH program draws Ph.D. students from all areas of historical study. It encourages students to develop a thematic expertise in environmental transformations, science and technology in society, and the histories of health and disease by investigating their social meanings, political and social histories, and their national and transnational contexts. Rather than a specialized or self-contained history of science or history of medicine program, STEH encourages graduate students to think across traditional subject boundaries and connect their interests in STEH to larger historical questions as part of the broader curriculum offered by the History Department. Recent STEH graduate students currently hold tenure-track positions at Virginia Tech, the University of Utah, and Queens College of the City of New York, and have been awarded postdoctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and Birkbeck, University of London.

  • MS and PhD in Global Affairs: Offered by the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers-Newark
  • Urban Systems PhD: The jointly offered PhD Program in Urban Systems is built upon the unique strengths of New Jersey's two senior public research institutions: New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark. The program is designed to prepare students to develop research-based knowledge in urban systems and to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policy and services for urban populations. Students in the program have full access to library, computing, and other student services at all participating institutions.

    The program core is designed as a 21-credit course sequence with three major specializations:

    • Global Urban Studies
    • Urban Environment
    • Urban Health

      For General Information or Admissions-related Questions, contact:

      Fred Little
      Lead Advisor
      Graduate Program Office, College of Architecture and Design  Phone: (973) 642-7576 

  • Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate History Program

The Rutgers University History Department at New Brunswick provides outstanding academic opportunities for advanced study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. These programs are driven by a distinguished faculty of over sixty historians whose interests and courses cover almost every period and area of study. The department is particularly noted for its strengths both in traditional regional specialties (the histories of the U.S., Europe, Latin America, for example) and in thematic, transnational and comparative fields, including the history of Atlantic cultures and the African diaspora; women's and gender history; social and cultural-intellectual history; African-American history; comparative and global history; and the history of science, technology, environment, and health. In recent years, we have built on these strengths while expanding our geographic scope to include East Asia and Africa. Recent surveys of history graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report have consistently ranked our programs in women's and gender historyModern U.S. history, and African-American history as among the very finest in the nation.​