On April 6, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted to approve a merger between the Graduate School—New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to form a new School of Graduate Studies based at Rutgers—New Brunswick.
Creating a plan to combine the two graduate schools has taken more than two years, said Jerome Kukor, dean of the Graduate School—New Brunswick. The new school will formally open on July 1.
“The thinking behind it is that it provides the economy of scale … a better way for us to deliver services to students rather than trying to do it through separate smaller graduate schools where you don’t gain any of that efficiency,” he said. “It’s better to do things together rather than try to do things differently.”