Education and Scholarship for a Healthier World

Improving quality of life and achieving health equity are not just slogans — they lie at the heart of what we do.
SPHHS graduate students (l-r) Ben Bland, Kyle O'Connor, In Kyu Park, Bushra Islam, Geraldine Puerto, and Fiona Almeida, along with Public Health Practice and Outreach director Risa Silverman (middle).
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Departments

2,357

Undergraduate and graduate students

96

Full-time faculty

$17.6M

In faculty research funding

Hellen Muma '24

“The opportunities at UMass are so vast.”

Hellen Muma, a master's student in epidemiology, shares the story of her public health journey so far.

In the spotlight

Elizabeth Evans

“Many of the students who collaborate with me on research have an interest in the opioid epidemic because they personally have been affected in some way. Their compassion leads them to want to develop better policies to help people with addiction.”

Elizabeth Evans Professor of Community Health Education

Accreditation

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors for a full seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2029.