Application Process

The application process to the School of Public Health and Health Sciences begins by choosing the appropriate undergraduate or graduate degree program. You must complete and submit all materials required for your selected program. Although our applications all have many common requirements (for example, transcripts, SAT, GRE or other scores, etc.), each program has its own application and criteria for admission.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions to School of Public Health and Health Sciences undergraduate degree programs are administered through the University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students may enter the School as freshmen or as transfer students.

High school students applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst who want to be considered for the School should list their intended major on their application to the University. Students who are unsure of a major should list School of Public Health and Health Sciences as their intended major.

Transfer student applicants to the School should visit the University Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Students website.

Graduate Admissions

Each degree program has specific criteria which must be met for admission. Please visit our Department pages or contact the department Graduate Program Director for more information.

**All doctoral applications are handled through the UMass Amherst Graduate School.

Applications for all on-campus M.S. and M.P.H. degree programs in the Public Health concentrations of Biostatistics, Community Health Education, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management are handled through SOPHAS.

Applications for the Online MPH in Public Health Practice, Online MPH in Nutrition, dual degree MPH/MPPA program, the blended-MPH degree in Worcester campus program, and all Master's level programs in the Departments of Communication Disorders, Kinesiology, and Nutrition are handled through the UMass Amherst Graduate School.