Academic Advising

The Department of Public Health 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 majors should either meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours or attend an information session for prospective students before applying to the major. Sign up for the information session by clicking here.

Monday, October 6th from 6:00-6:45pm in the Campus Center Room 911. RSVP here.
Thursday, November 13th from 5:00-5:45pm in the Campus Center Room 911. RSVP here. 

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.

Drop-in Center Hours in Arnold House Rm 330
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 2:30-4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday: 11:30am-1:30pm

Call 413-545-3816 or email

Sign Up for Enrollment 101- Attend this information session if you need help navigating Spire and adding Spring 2015 courses. 
Monday, November 17th from 5:00-5:45pm in Du Bois Library Rm 720

Program Advisor

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

Program Director

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

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*