University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Become a Legacy Leader!

Marylanders age 50+ can serve as volunteer leaders in government offices and the nonprofit sector through our Legacy Leadership Institute for Public Policy training. Apply Now!

WYPR: Why Exercise?

Kinesiology's Jo B. Zimmerman discussed the benefits of exercise beyond weight loss on WYPR’s Midday with Sheilah Kast.

Center for Health Equity Partners in One Stop Health Center

The Mona Center in Temple Hills, Md., will provide a broad range of health and wellness services to the people of southern Prince George’s County.

New Academic Programs

SPH is offering new MPH degree concentrations in Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation. Explore our program offerings!


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.

Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

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

Felicia Davenport, BS, '14

Achieving education goals through hands-on experience, mentorship, and...Read more


July 21, 2016
Despite the rocky rollout of, data from 2015 and 2016 suggest that most people who...
July 21, 2016
Faika Zanjani, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, was...
July 20, 2016
A team of researchers led by the University of Maryland, School of Public Health’s Dr. Mona Mittal...
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Thursday, August 4 - Friday, August 5, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Institute for Alternative Futures is hosting a two-day conference at the University of Maryland...
Jerry Wrenn
Friday, August 5, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please join us for a day of fun on the golf course with alumni and friends of the School of Public...
Tuesday, August 23, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
We are excited to welcome the new class of School of Public Health graduate students for Fall 2016...
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