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
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.
In summer 2020, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences launched its Summer Health Equity Fellowship program. The fellowships paired high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program with SPHHS faculty mentors. The goal is to prioritize workforce development in achieving health equity through paid summer internships.