"Thanks to UWW & all its staff for helping me achieve my dream of obtaining a degree & the confidence that came with that process." -UWW alum

health and human services

seek job security in a high demand field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 4 million health and human services jobs will be created in the next decade, making this one of the nation's fastest growing, high demand sectors of the economy. 

UMass UWW is committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree 100% online with a focus in health and human services.

Whether you have years of experience or are just starting your career, UMass UWW will help you develop the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to advance your career in high-demand health and human service professions such as human services administration, health care administration, child and youth services, developmental disabilities, elder care, health education, health advocacy or health policy, mental health and substance abuse.

Best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your life and work experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

health studies, human services studies, health management studies- It's your choice.

Recognizing that health and human services are large, diverse industry sectors, UMass UWW offers wide range of course offerings, and will support you in designing a personalized program of study in health and humans services that is right for you. 

Whether you're interested in health studies, human services studies, health management studies, or something else, we give you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of courses offered by a variety of academic disciplines. Take courses in business, education, human development, nutrition, psychology, public health, and sociology taught by distinguished instructors from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass Isenberg School of Management, the UMass School of Education, and the Departments of Psychology and Sociology.   

Course topics in the fields of health studies, human services studies and health management studies include: public health issues and practices, culture and health, management, finance, sociology of mental health, education, psychology and human development. 

a great education. credit for experience. outstanding support.  

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in health and human services, earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For 40 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults interested in health studies, human services studies and health management studies choose UMass UWW.