Applying to the Undergraduate Major in Public Health Sciences
New and Incoming Students
Admissions to the undergraduate degree program are administered through the University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students may enter the major as freshmen or as transfer students from another college or university. Please refer to their website for requirements and application deadlines.
On Campus Transfer Students
For students currently enrolled at UMass Amherst, please submit the following:
- A completed Admission Form (Please note you will be asked to choose either the Social Science Track or the Science Track, provide a personal statement, and propose a plan of study.)
- Provide a current transcript. (This can be an "unofficial" transcript printed from SPIRE.)
Note: PUBHLTH courses must receive a "C-" or better. Gen Ed Requirements are listed on the Registrar's website.
Please deliver the typed or hand printed forms to:
Public Health Peer Advising Office
330 Arnold House
Applications can be submitted at any time. However, to get priority for the following class registration period, application materials must be submitted by the following dates:
• Fall semester deadline: October 15th
• Spring semester deadline: March 1st
Applications will be reviewed monthly. You should expect to hear about your acceptance into the major within six weeks of your application being submitted. The evaluation of your application will be based primarily on (1) your overall academic record, and (2) your application statements.
Upon acceptance into the program, it is your responsibility to complete the Change of Major procedure.
Note: You cannot complete the requirements for this major and then apply for the program. Students are strongly encouraged to apply to the major by the end of their sophomore year. Delaying entry to the major may require additional semesters in order to complete the major’s requirements for graduation.
If you have questions, contact:
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Arnold House Room 305
Phone: (413) 545-2523