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Public Health

Web site: www.umass.edu/sphhs/

Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Community Health Studies
Environmental Health Sciences
Nutrition
Public Health Practice

The Department of Public Health, within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degree with concentrations in: biostatistics; community health education; environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health policy and management; and nutrition (see information under the Department of Nutrition). The Department of Public Health is organized into three divisions: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Community Health Studies, and Environmental Health Sciences.

The mission of the School is to optimize the public health and quality of life through education, research, outreach, and practice using an innovative model that addresses complex transdisciplinary health issues by integrating core areas of public health and the health sciences. Graduate programs prepare individuals for professional health and health sciences careers in accordance with societal needs. The School fosters and maintains an involvement in community and agency activities, especially in Massachusetts and the New England region. Ordinarily, applications are only accepted for fall admission. For further information on all public health programs, contact: Department of Public Health Admissions Coordinator, Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 01003-9304; tel. (413) 545-2861; email: dwolf@schoolph.umass.edu.