University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Congratulations Graduates!

Access the SPH Spring 2016 commencement recording, photos and program! Best wishes to our 500+ graduates!

ACA Coverage Eases Mental Health, Substance Abuse Costs

Affordable Care Act coverage reduced out-of-pocket costs for young adults seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment, especially among racial minorities.

Shop SPH Apparel and Gear Now!

From May 19 to June 6 you can buy SPH apparel and gear in our pop-up store! Get it while you can!

Built Environments & Children's Physical Activity

Research finds that parental perceptions of neighborhood environments affect children’s active play.

Maryland's Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

A report by MIAEH and Maryland's DHMH, the Maryland Climate and Health Profile, details the impacts of climate change on the health of Marylanders now and in the future.

May 2016 Newsletter

From the Honors Convocation to Big Data for Patients, check out the School of Public Health's May newsletter!

Extreme Weather Events Linked to Asthma Hospitalizations

MIAEH researchers find evidence that climate change is associated with more severe health outcomes.


At the School of Public Health, our academic programs and initiatives evolve to meet pressing public health issues, to better equip our students for the workforce, and to reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Several new MPH concentrations - Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation - address important public health needs. SPH graduate students may also earn a Global Health Certificate, while courses offered jointly with the University of Maryland School of Medicine broaden student perspectives.

Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The University of Maryland School of Public Health, located at one of the nation's leading public research universities, offers an unusal breadth of expertise to explore these and other issues through public health disciplines as well as lenses as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy.

window in UMD Riggs Alumni building

While our School of Public Health launched in 2007, we are built upon a foundation of disciplines that have a long and rich history at the University of Maryland. As such, we celebrate the thousands of Terps who have graduated from our legacy departments as well as our recent SPH alumni. We welcome you, as well as our many friends and colleagues, to engage in School of Public Health activities and to explore ways to support our growth and success.

Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

Empowering people to make informed health decisions Dr. Deliya Banda earned her...Read more
Student Profile

Brooks Leitner, B.S. ('14):

Finding out what makes the best athletes the bestRead more


May 27, 2016
In an effort to increase the educational opportunities and course offerings available to graduate...
May 26, 2016
The University of Maryland, Graduate School has awarded 10 students with the prestigious Graduate...
May 26, 2016
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