Public Health Sciences

The Public Health Sciences undergraduate degree program in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is among the most comprehensive programs in New England. Public health faculty members are experts in many pressing public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes prevention, women’s health, global health, aging and healthy living, and environmental health concerns. The Public Health Sciences major prepares students for entry-level public health positions; graduate programs; and medical, physician assistant, and nursing school.

In the Spotlight

UMass Amherst Alumnus Dr. Akshay Kapoor '14

Public Health Sciences alumnus Dr. Akshay Kapoor '14 is among the members of the UMass Amherst community celebrated in a new video produced by the Alumni Association.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences major Ian Worstell

The spring internship experience of Ian Worstell '20, a Public Health Sciences major working for Newton’s Health and Human Services Department, is featured in a gateway story on the UMass Amherst homepage. In "Helping a City Through Crisis," Worstell describes how his internship suddenly transformed into a call to action during a public health crisis.

Featured Video

In January 2021, the Holyoke District Court launched the Holyoke Early Access to Recovery and Treatment (HEART) program. The program is designed to provide access to healthcare for individuals with an opioid use disorder who come before the court. The program is administered by the Honorable Judge William Hadley '80 in collaboration with community stakeholders and with support from Associate Professor Elizabeth Evans and her team of student interns.