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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Health Studies

Whether you have years of experience in the health industry or are just starting your career, the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program will help you finish your bachelor’s degree online with a focus in health studies.  

You can tailor your degree with courses in health care administration, health care financial management, health care program evaluation, health politics and policy, community development and health education, health disparities, women's health, health and addiction, holistic health, violence and public health, globalization and health, environmental health, mental health, community nutrition, and more.   

Program Benefits 

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended and on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in business to study health administration, to focusing on online sustainability courses to learn about how food and farming practices are related to global wellness. 
  • Community College Friendly: Learn about the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation and benefit from our 50-year history of support for community college students
  • Boston Children's Hospital and Mass General Brigham employees: Receive a 10% discount and more. Learn more about how you can benefit from our employer partnerships

Your Future in Health Studies 

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus in health studies, you will advance your career in high-demand health professions such as health care administration, health care management, health education, public health, health promotion, health advocacy, health policy, health communication, mental health and substance abuse, health programming, and more.

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

You will study with distinguished instructors from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass School of Education, the departments of Psychology and Sociology, and more.

To give you an idea of the types of online health studies and related courses that you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.