Why UMass Amherst SPHHS?

The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Heath Sciences is a national leader in finding ways to maximize public health and quality of life. The only fully accredited, state-funded school of public health and health sciences in New England, the SPHHS is renowned for combining research and practice that go beyond the traditional academic disciplines.

Our award-winning faculty focuses on many pressing public health and wellness issues such as chronic and infectious diseases, maximizing health and functioning across the lifespan, optimizing nutritional programs and food quality, physical activity and diabetes prevention, reproductive and cancer epidemiology, women’s health and communication impairment. Our faculty prepares our students for careers in the public health and health science fields, training them to be scholars and researchers, experts and clinicians, and health and wellness workers tackling the complex challenges of public health and well-being in the 21st century.

The UMass Amherst SPHHS offers the choices of a large, diverse campus with the feeling of a close-knit community. Our academic programs nurture scholarship, research, faculty-student collaboration, and experiential education. Explore your options on our website, visit our campus, and get to know the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst.