School Overview

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst is a national leader in finding ways to maximize public health and quality of life. The School addresses complex health issues by integrating traditional core areas of public health with related health science disciplines, fostering a unique environment in which transdisciplinary research collaborations can flourish. Our award-winning faculty focuses on many pressing public health problems as well as cross-cutting issues such as:

  •     Obesity and diabetes prevention
  •     Women’s health
  •     Global health
  •     Aging and healthy living and 
  •     Autism spectrum disorders 

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health. It offers a wide range of academic programs, including Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The School features numerous opportunities for community-based student internships, and experience in clinical and outreach programs and partnerships that promote health and the quality of life in diverse populations. It also offers flexible off-campus academic programs, including the highly-rated online MPH in Public Health Practice program that allows students from around the globe to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Health and in Nutrition. 

School Details

Location: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive,Amherst, MA 01003

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

School Website: Visit

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education



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