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University of Massachusetts Amherst

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Architecture/Master of Regional Planning (M Arch/MRP)
Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Architecture (MLA/M Arch)
Master of Public Policy and Administration/Master of Education (MPPA/M Ed)
Master of Regional Planning/Master of Public Policy and Administration (MRP/MPPA)
Master of Public Health/Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPH/MPPA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Regional Planning (MLA/MRP)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Master of Regional Planning (MRP)
Master of Public Policy and Administration/Master of Business Administration (MPPA/MBA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 104
Doctoral Degrees 35

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Varies
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,005
Applied
260
Accepted
106
Enrolled
26%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

569
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.68%
Black or African American 3.87%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.88%
Asian 2.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.34%
Unknown 7.73%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

211
Total faculty
Full-time - 211
Part-time - 0
Male (121)
Female (90)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. John Hird
Dean
Phone: 413-545-4173
Fax: 413-577-0905

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