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.

Peer Advising Drop-In Center
Located in Arnold House Rm 221

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.

Drop-In Hours Spring Semester 2016

Mondays 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays 9:00am-12:45pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursdays 9:30am-2:15pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm

Call 413-545-3816 or email

Apply to be a Public Health Peer Advisor!

  • The internship is a year-long: Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
  • Receive 5 credits of PUBHTLH 398 credit

**Application Due: Wed., March 2nd, 2016 at 4 PM in Arnold House 221**

Please see the application form and job description attached.

The Peer Advising Program is designed to foster personal and professional development in public health leadership, as well as providing guidance to students in the Public Health Sciences major. This will be gained through the following modalities: in-class dialogues and learning activities, assigned readings, and working with groups and individual students in the drop-in advising center. Through this internship, you will be able to refine your own knowledge of public health, explain the major to others, improve leadership skills and qualities, create community, support peers, and be part of a dynamic and innovative advising program.

Program Advisor

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

Program Director

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

Career Services & Workforce Development Advisor

To make a career advising appointment with Mary Ellen Liseno, log into Career Connect > Under MY SHORTCUTS “See a Career Advisor” > Select advisor name > Check availability > select a date and time that works for you by clicking on advisor’s name > fill in appointment information > Submit Request.

All appointments will be in Career Services in 511 Goodell Building. When you come in the front doors of Goodell, turn left in the lobby and walk over to the Career Services reception desk and let them know you are there for an advising appointment.