• Valerie Inniss'

    Dandley Internship Award Winner Valerie Inniss'16 uses Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram to recruit college students in Match program

  • Denali Summit

    Celebrating Graduation 20,000 Feet Up - Recent alum recently summited Alaska’s Mount McKinley, located in the Denali National Park and Preserve, a feat only accomplished by 50% of climbers.

  • Julie Caswell

    Julie Caswell, professor of resource economics, has been accepted as a 2015 UMass Spotlight Scholar for her research, scholarship, and public service contributions to the area of economics of food safety and nutrition.

  • Leila Kawar

    Leila Kawar, who is one of three new faculty joining the Legal Studies program this Fall, studies how the legal system affects policymaking on immigration issues.

  • Josh Odam

    Josh Odam ’17 is participating in the first year of a two-summer program with the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC.

  • Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will speak on September 24 at the Fine Arts Center as part of the Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture Series

  • Anna Branch

    Anna Branch, Professor of Sociology, has been selected as the new SBS Director of Diversity Advancement.

Welcome, New Students!

Welcome to UMass and to SBS!

Our community is known for a desire to better understand people, systems, and cultures, causing each of us to improve the world around us. Our students think beyond their major, become critical thinkers, learn from diverse perspectives, and influence the world around them for the better. Welcome to SBS and your exciting new journey! 

Learn more about the opportunities open to you in our welcome letter.

Seeking Director of School of Public Policy

We are is seeking an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and dedicated to the application of substantively important research to their solution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates must have a doctoral degree or equivalent and an exceptional record of teaching, scholarship and research sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured professor in one of the academic departments within the College of SBS. Read a full description of the position.

SBS Scholarships

SBS offers a variety of scholarships for academic achievement, financial need, unpaid internships, department-specific awards, and more. Find a scholarship that will support your endeavors.

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Resistance

A year-long series of presentations sponsored by SBS departments and centers presenting different perspectives and disciplinary interpretations of social science research on forms of resistance.

Go to our calendar to see upcoming events.