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Complete your studies in our high quality degree completion program in state of the art facilities located off campus. Or you can take one or two courses at a time to really focus your studies through Winter and Summer Session and our graduate certificate programs will help bring your career to the next level. Regardless of your choice - you’ll be challenged and stretched, as you pursue your education!
Looking for credentials for a particular job or a workshop to pique your interest? Training programs, certificate courses, and nondegree programs can equip you with specialized skills and knowledge necessary for today’s changing workplace. And Rutgers has responded with a broad scope of flexible and affordable learning opportunities.
Through our instructional tools and services, we can assist faculty and instructors in delivering engaging online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Our multimedia services help researchers, administrative leaders, and community members meet their diverse organizational goals.


Our mission is to promote lifelong learning.

The Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) is the central continuing education unit at Rutgers University. DoCS is a University-wide division at Rutgers University that includes over 125 employees in 14 distinct units at over a dozen locations, that coordinate hundreds of credit and non-credit programs, enrolling thousands of participants, reaching audiences from youth to retirees and providing various support services across the University. Our educational services include a range of services that rely on state-of-the art technologies.

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Meet Richard Novak

Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education

Dr. Richard Novak has been with the Division of Continuing Studies (formerly the Division of Continuous Education and Outreach) since its inception in July 1996. He most recently served as Associate Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Learning and also Director of Special Projects for Academic Affairs at Rutgers.

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