• Denali Summit

    Celebrating Graduation 20,000 Feet Up - Recent alum recently summited Alaska’s Mount McKinley, located in the Denali National Park and Preserve, a feat only accomplished by 50% of climbers.

  • Julie Caswell

    Julie Caswell, professor of resource economics, has been accepted as a 2015 UMass Spotlight Scholar for her research, scholarship, and public service contributions to the area of economics of food safety and nutrition.

  • Leila Kawar

    Leila Kawar, who is one of three new faculty joining the Legal Studies program this Fall, studies how the legal system affects policymaking on immigration issues.

  • Josh Odam

    Josh Odam ’17 is participating in the first year of a two-summer program with the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC.

  • Anna Branch

    Anna Branch, Professor of Sociology, has been selected as the new SBS Director of Diversity Advancement.

Welcome, New Students!

We are delighted that you are joining UMass SBS! Our community is passionate, motivated, and interested in the world around them. They are often drawn to international study opportunities and have a strong commitment toward social, political and economic justice. To learn more about us and the opportunities open to you, read our welcome letter.

Position Available: Director of School of Public Policy

UMass Amherst is seeking an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and dedicated to the application of substantively important research to their solution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates for Director must have a doctoral degree or equivalent and an exceptional record of teaching, scholarship and research sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured (full) professor in one of the academic departments within the College of SBS.

Read a full description of the position.


SBS Scholarships

SBS offers a variety of scholarships for academic achievement, financial need, unpaid internships, department-specific awards, and more.

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Resistance

A year-long series of presentations sponsored by SBS departments and centers presenting different perspectives and disciplinary interpretations of social science research on forms of resistance.

Go to our calendar to see upcoming events.