Public Health

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Master On Campus
24 months
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers experienced health workers an opportunity to complete a course of study leading to a professional degree.


Health professionals expand their knowledge base in public health, extend and sharpen their professional skills, broaden their perspective on public health problems, and prepare to assume a greater professional responsibility with the Public Health program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

M.P.H. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 42 credits of academic work, including an M.P.H. Practicum and an M.P.H. Culminating Experience. Candidates may enroll either full-time, in which case they should be able to complete degree requirements in two years, or part-time, in which case they are expected to complete degree requirements within three years of matriculation.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Requirement

The SPHHS is committed to offering students Interprofessional Education experiences.  Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.  In recognition of the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice in the workplace, accreditation bodies for multiple health professions, including public health, require students to engage in IPE as part of their educational programs.

The proven benefits of IPE and interprofessional teams include:

  • Preparing students from different health professions to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Fostering better health outcomes – higher quality patient care, lower healthcare costs, decreased lengths of inpatient stays, and reduced medical errors
  • Building stronger health systems – more effective communication, higher levels of coordination in care, and better understanding of roles among health professionals

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Politics and Policy
  • Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • Public Health and Childhood Obesity
  • Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • Global Health in the Developing World
  • Application of Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health Interventions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications must be received by February 1st for the fall semester. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted on or before December 15.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or a foreign equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in their baccalaureate degree.
  • Applicants need to submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); this is required if the applicant does not have a doctoral degree. Test scores must not be more than five years old.
  • All master's degree applicants whose citizenship is not of the U.S. and/or whose native language is not English must obtain an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Applicants may also submit copies of any pertinent publications or reports that one has authored, which would be helpful in evaluating a candidate's potential for success in public health.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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