UMass Boston

Urban Public Health BS

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For the future leaders in public health.

If your aim is to build a future as a leader who promotes health equity in urban populations, UMass Boston's Urban Public Health Bachelor of Science program is for you. You will acquire fundamental knowledge of public health science, education, and practice as well as an aptitude for critical problem solving, analysis and interpretation of data, and an understanding of socio-economic and cultural diversity among people in urban settings. You will also participate in real-world public health practice experiences in community settings, governmental agencies, private sector, and health organizations.

Emerge from this program prepared to:

  • Develop analytical skills to assess health disparities and social and environmental determinants health in urban populations
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in designing and implementing health promotion and education initiatives in urban settings
  • Gain an understanding of community engagement and collaboration strategies to address public health challenges in urban areas
  • Prepare for graduate school including medical school

Career Possibilities

Work directly with individuals and communities to promote health and wellness as a community health worker. Develop and implement health education programs tailored to urban and health disparity populations as a health educator. Or, evaluate existing policies and assess their impact on public health in urban areas as a policy analyst. These are just a few of the possibilities.

Become a(n) :

  • Health Policy Analyst 
  • Community Healthcare Worker 
  • Program Coordinator 
  • Environmental Health Specialist 
  • Health Educator

Plan Your Education

How to Apply

Apply for Admission

Please review the first-year and transfer apply pages for important information about application requirements, deadlines, and application status check.

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Financing Your Education

Become a Beacon and pursue your passion in UMass Boston’s diverse, supportive environment. Many students across our 200+ undergraduate and graduate programs receive financial aid—providing access to an education that’s exceptional and affordable. Click below to learn more about financial aid opportunities and deadlines.

Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Process

Scholarships for First-Year & Transfer Students


Environmental Health, Population Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Education/Promotion, Practicum

Deadlines & Cost

Cost & Aid

Please refer to the following Admissions pages for more information:

For additional information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Bursar’s Office or send an email to

Related Minors


~60/120 credits from public health courses including community-engaged practicum/ ~60/120 credits from General Education and elective courses

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