The 15-credit certificate is open to all UMass Amherst students, regardless of major. It will benefit students who plan to pursue careers in health care by broadening their skills in analysis and communication, and by increasing their awareness of the cultural, social, and political dimensions of medical issues, practices, and services. However, it will also be of value to students in almost any field who have an interest in the subject.

It is possible to complete the certificate entirely online, thereby opening it to both matriculated and non-matriculated students. There are also a number of face-to-face courses, providing on-campus and Five College students with flexibility and choice.

If you’re looking to complete this certificate fully online, please use our UWW Explore Classes tool to get updated information about which courses are offered in each term. Under “Program,” select “Medical Humanities Certificate.”