Academic Advising

Dr. Gwyneth Rost and scholarship recipient

Students are strongly advised to consult their academic advisors about the content and sequence of their curriculum, especially where the choice and sequencing of electives are concerned. From our undergraduate and graduate program directors and departmental staff to the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ Academic Dean’s Office, we are here to help you address your academic questions and concerns and make the most of your UMass education.

Have an academic advising question? Contact us today.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Nicola Mare Usher
107 Arnold House
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Program Director

Dr. Gwyneth Rost
358 North Pleasant St. #319
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Peer Advising Drop-in Hours: Arnold House, Room 9

Monday: 9 am – 1 pm; 3 – 5 pm

Tuesday: 10-11 am; 1:45 -5 pm

Wednesday: 10 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday: 10 – 11 am; 3 – 5 pm

Friday: 11 am – 1 pm



Communication Disorders Peer Advising also keeps a blog with information about departmental and non-departmental events you might be interested in. Check it out at

We also work closely with the SPHHS Center for Student Success and SPHHS Career Guidance and Development Office