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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Public Health

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Public Health is located in Amherst, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health/Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPH/MPPA)
Master of Public Health (MPH) Health policy and management
Master of Public Health (MPH) Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health policy and management
Master of Public Health (MPH) Nutrition
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health practice
Master of Public Health (MPH) Community health education
Master of Science (MS) Health policy and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental health sciences
Master of Public Health (MPH) Environmental health sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Community health education
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics
Master of Science (MS) Epidemiology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental health sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology
Master of Public Health (MPH) Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Community health education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 116
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

422
Applied
287
Accepted
93
Enrolled
68%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

548
Total Graduate Students
77%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
22%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.01%
Black or African American 7.48%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.91%
Unknown 3.47%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (22)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Paula Stamps
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-2861
Fax: 413-545-1645