Education and scholarship for a healthier world.
Turn your compassion into action
Improving quality of life and achieving health equity are not just slogans — they lie at the heart of what we do at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Whether we are combating a global pandemic or an opioid epidemic, working to prevent chronic disease or food insecurity, advocating for global health or the environment, or striving toward healthy aging, lifestyles, or reproductive health, our curriculum, outreach, practice, and research are always carried out with the goal of improving health outcomes for all.
As a student in one of our bachelor's, master's, or doctoral programs, you can turn your passion into activism and become an agent of change. Our degree programs cover all aspects of public health and health sciences. There is one designed just for you.
Degree types offered
Students enrolled in the SPHHS
Hands-on training with renowned academics
Our low student-to-faculty ratio provides our students with individual contact and hands-on training with leading scientific experts partnering with the CDC, NIH, and the WHO.
Fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Vibrant and engaging community
Situated in the heart of western Massachusetts on the slopes of the Berkshires, UMass offers residents year-round outdoor recreation activities and a vibrant art scene in a community that values diversity, multiculturalism, and a commitment to sustainability.
A rising research powerhouse
Over the past decade, faculty research productivity has increased by 120% with funding from the NIH, NSF, US DOE, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more.
The university's LGBTQ and women's centers were among the first established in the nation, and Campus Pride rates UMass Amherst as one of the best campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
As New England’s only publicly-funded school of public health, SPHHS provides great value compared to our private institution peers.
Explore our Programs
Advancing public health, medicine, and biology through statistics
Addressing health inequity and improving community health for all.
Helping to mitigate the effects of environmental agents on human health.
Preparing our future workforce to confront myriad, complex public health challenges.
Find a public health and health sciences undergraduate degree path to fit your goals and interests.
Providing leadership skills to help solve complex health-related problems.
Investigating the mechanical, neurological, biochemical, physiological, and behavioral components of human movement.
Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the study and application of the relationship between diet, foods, and health.
Fully asynchronous and flexible undergraduate and graduate programs for working professionals at UMass Amherst
Building the foundations for careers in public health and clinical professions.
Preparing clinicians to work with individuals with communication disorders from linguistically and culturally diverse populations across the lifespan.
Why UMass? SPHHS graduate students tell us
Students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.