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

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio

Gloria DiFulvio, senior lecturer in Health Promotion and Policy and undergraduate program director for the public health sciences major, has been named the winner of the school’s 2021-2022 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

Featured Video

Alumna Chrismery Gonzalez '16, ’18MPH is on a mission to create a more equitable and healthy community in the city of Springfield, MA through her leadership position in the Office of Racial Justice and Health Equity. In this profile, she explains how her time in the public health program at UMass Amherst helped her become an effective leader in change.