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!

Scientists Agree that Toxic Chemicals are Hurting Brain Development

Project TENDR calls for immediate action to reduce toxic exposures in the environment to protect infants and children

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.

Join us! Wrenn Scholarship Golf Scramble, Aug. 5

Sign-up for a day of fun on the UMD golf course with SPH alumni and friends to support student scholarships!

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.

Featured Project

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids

Center for Health Literacy project gives kids the tools they need to make...Read more
Alumna Profile

Amber Wiest, MA ('14):

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


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...
July 19, 2016
Since the 1980s, Black Americans have been overrepresented among the U.S. homeless population, and...
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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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