The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.
New graduate students pose with a cutout frame that says "future alumni."



Undergraduate and graduate students


Full-time faculty


In faculty research funding

Hellen Muma '24

“After This Class, a Fire Sparked in My Heart”

Hellen Muma, an undergraduate student on the Pre-Physician Assistant track, 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


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.