College of Health Sciences

About the College

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders for a Healthier World

The College of Health Sciences has a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service that reaches across disciplines, throughout Massachusetts and beyond.

It is this excellence that gives students an edge to solve today's monumental health and environmental problems that face the world. Every day, our students are given educational opportunities that allow them to learn while accomplishing health-oriented community service.

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  • Undergraduates: 919
  • Graduate Students: 245
  • Departments: 5
  • Research Centers & Institutes: 6
  • Faculty: 75
  • Staff: 50
  • Degrees Offered: 24
  • Graduate Certificates: 15
The School accomplishes its mission of educating tomorrow's leaders for a healthier world in the following ways:

  • Excellent academic programs in the health and environment professions that prepare graduates to practice their professions with knowledge and competence.
  • Interdisciplinary research that increases students' understanding of health, disease and disability.
  • A public university's commitment to community service, advancing prevention-based strategies in health and environmental policy.
Signature Programs

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The mission of the College of Health Sciences is to promote human health and development to allow healthy individuals and families to live in safe and productive communities and environmentally sustainable economies. This mission requires of us and our students a vision of just, secure and sustainable social, economic and environmental systems, and is expected to undergo continual evaluation and revision to achieve our vision.

We recognize that achieving this mission requires:

  • improving our understanding of health, disease and disability and their social context,
  • increasing citizens’ understanding of health problems and their environmental, social, and economic causes,
  • expanding community and workplace opportunities for promoting good health,
  • developing environmentally sound systems of production and consumption,
  • exploring the fullest understanding of our region defined by common political, social, ethnic, economic and cultural boundaries
  • addressing the determinants of social and economic disparities in our region,
  • maintaining a health care system that is effective and compassionate, and promoting innovative government policies to support human health and development.