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 Admission Form, located under the "download" column to the right. Students should attend an information session or meet with a Peer Advisor before applying to the major.  

Please deliver the typed forms to:
Public Health Peer Advising Office
330 Arnold House

Information Sessions for Prospective PHS Majors:
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. 
*This session is for prospective students interested in learning more about the Public Health Sciences major

Application Deadlines

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 14th
• Spring semester deadline: March 2nd

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
Megan Griffin

Arnold House Room 305
Phone: (413) 545-2523