Welcome to Continuing Studies!

Welcome to the Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS). DoCS began in 1996 as the Division of Continuous Education and Outreach as part of an effort to coordinate and support continuing education, distance education and outreach at Rutgers University, across all of the campuses. Since then, DoCS has grown to include over 125 employees in 15 distinct units at over a dozen locations, that coordinate hundreds of credit and non-credit programs, enrolling thousands of participants, reaching audiences from pre-school children and 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.

DoCS provides and promotes innovative tools and research-driven instructional support to help Rutgers better serve students of all ages and learning styles. DoCS operates the university’s only on-campus hotel and conference center, its award-winning fully digital broadcast television studio, and the university’s Higher Education Centers that open Rutgers degrees to students at five community colleges across New Jersey. DoCS also proudly leads the university in supporting the rapidly growing population of non-traditional students.

DoCS is engaged in all three components of the Rutgers University mission of research, teaching and service. This site provides an overview of the services provided through DoCS, with easy-to-use links to the various DoCS units and staff. Please contact us if we can be of service. 

-- Dr. Richard Novak



Dr. Richard Novak is the Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Education at Rutgers University. To learn more, visit the Office of the Vice President