The School of Public Health and Health Sciences 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 focus on many pressing public health problems as well as crosscutting issues such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and autism spectrum disorders. 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.
The school offers a wide range of academic programs, including bachelor’s degree options in communication disorders, kinesiology, nutrition, and public health sciences and master’s and doctoral degree options in communication disorders, kinesiology, nutrition, and the five core areas of public health (biostatistics, community health education, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy and management). The school 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, a new, fully online MPH in nutrition, and the Worcester Campus MPH Program located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health and is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.