Academic Advising

The undergraduate degree program in Public Health Sciences provides a variety of advising and academic resources for its students. Both our staff advisors and peer advisors are here to help address your academic questions and concerns so that you can make the most of your UMass Amherst education.

Are You Planning to Apply to the Public Health Major?

All UMass prospective public health major applicants must attend an information session and complete the application to be eligible to apply to the Public Health Sciences major. The application is located under the heading “Admissions” in the column to the right. Applications should be submitted at the information session.

If an applicant would like to learn more about the major but is not ready to apply then he/she is welcome to attend the information session and hand in the application at a later date in the Peer Advising Center in Arnold House Rm 330.

All information sessions will be held in Morrill III Room 212.

  • Thursday, September 10th, 4:30PM
  • Friday, September 18th, 12:20PM
  • Monday, October 19th, 5:30PM
  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 5:30PM
  • Friday, November 13th, 12:20PM
  • Monday, November 23rd, 4:30PM

Sign up for an information session! 

All UMass prospective public health majors are encouraged to meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours before attending an information session.

Peer Advising Drop-In Center

Peer advisors can answer questions about the public health field, applying to the major, university and program requirements, completing advising forms, and planning balanced academic schedules. Please bring a copy of your completed tracking form to your meeting.

CLOSED for the Summer

Fall 2015 Drop-in Center Hours: Located in Arnold House Rm 221
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 10:30am-3:00pm
Friday 10:00am-3:30pm

Call 413-545-3816 or email

Program Advisor

Megan Griffin, Arnold 305,, 413-545-2523
Book an appointment!

Program Director

Gloria DiFulvio, Arnold 307,, 413-545-4535
Book an appointment!

Read the Undergraduate Public Health Newsletter

The Newsletter is sent directly to Public Heath major’s email every week!

*Please bring a copy of your tracking form to advising sessions*