Community health professionals are on the frontlines of efforts to address health inequities and improve quality of life. UMass Amherst’s 4+1 BS/MPH in community health education prepares students to join them in this vital mission.

The 4+1 program is rigorous and demanding, offering eligible undergraduates a quick pathway to a terminal graduate degree. Students will finish the health education degree program with both a BS and an MPH degree, for a total of 162 credits.

MPH Community Health Education course requirements:

  • Five public health graduate core courses (15 credits)
  • Two community health education core courses (6 credits)
  • Three community health education core courses in community development, group dynamics, and communication theory (9 credits)
  • Two community health electives of your choice (6 credits)
  • Community applied practice experience (3 credits)
  • Integrative learning experience (3 credits)