Univ of of Massachusetts Amherst
Welcome to the UMass Amherst SPHHS virtual booth!
The only fully accredited, state-funded school of public health in New England, the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences is a national leader in promoting health and quality of life. Working together across public health (biostatistics, community health education, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy and management) and health science (communication disorders, kinesiology, and nutrition) disciplines, we address many of the most pressing health issues of our times.
Our low student to faculty ratio provides our students with individual contact and hands-on training as we prepare the next generation of students to tackle the complex challenges of public health and well-being in the 21st century. Through a wide range of academic programs at all academic levels, and through innovative fully online, fully accredited programs that were among the first of their kind, we are committed to excellence and to providing flexible opportunities to students around the world and for learners of all ages.
In these unprecedented times, we have been leading pandemic response efforts across the state and nation, including efforts to monitor, predict, and mitigate COVID-19 to maintain the health and welfare of our communities. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a nearly 120% increase in faculty research productivity, including large extramural funding from agencies such as the NIH, NSF, and the Gates Foundation.
As a "Community-Engaged University," we are committed to initiatives that integrate research and teaching with the community, translating ideas into evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies and confronting head-on issues of health inequity and disparities. We offer a large, diverse campus with the feeling of a close-knit community. We have a rich history in support of social justice and in efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campus. The university's LGBTQ center and its women's center were among the first established in the nation, and Campus Pride rates UMass Amherst as one of the best campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.