University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Commencement memories from Saturday, May 20.

SPH Fulbright Scholars

Learn more about the three students who have been awarded Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The ACA reduced costs for people with individual health insurance

A new data analysis by Dr. Michel Boudreaux shows that people in the individual insurance market experienced reduced medical expenses after the implementation of the ACA.

Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s

A new study led by Dr. J. Carson Smith offers hope that walking exercise may help older adults with MCI to reestablish some protective neuronal connections.


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.

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.

Featured Research

Just Say No

Study Shows Parental Provision of Alcohol Increases Teen Risk of Alcohol AbuseRead more
Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

Passionate about health as a facet of social equality and justiceRead more


May 24, 2017
College Park, Md. – People living near natural gas compressor stations may be subject to high...
May 23, 2017
Dean Boris Lushniak is one of 30 prominent American public health officials designated as lead...
May 17, 2017
Five Department of Family Science (FMSC) undergraduate students were inducted into the Gamma Lambda...
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Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Share a delicious meal and interesting conversation with Assistant Dean Elly Brtva and special...
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival will return to the Xfinity Center in September 2017...
Thursday, September 21, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This is a great opportunity for students and alumni with similar career interests to connect. The...
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