University of Maryland - School of Public Health

Aerial scene from Mission of Mercy/Health Equity Festival at UMD's XFINITY Center

Mission of Mercy and Health Equity Festival

The Center for Health Equity and Catholic Charities' event provided an estimated $1.5 million worth of dental care to more than 1,200 people.
Graduate student orientation

Welcome, New Graduate Students!

Welcome to the 2014-15 academic year! We have a robust, diverse group of incoming School of Public Health graduate students.
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UMD Public Health Study to Inform MD Decision on Fracking

SPH report on potential public health risks from fracking in western MD's Marcellus Shale region released
School of Public Health Building

New Public Health Science Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduates in College Park can now choose the Public Health Science degree to prepare for a variety of health professional careers.

New MPH Concentration in Physical Activity

Prepare for a career that integrates physical activity into public health practice


Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, aging, health disparities and much more. The Universty 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.

Learn more about us.

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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.

Grounded in the philosophy that health starts where we live, learn, work and play, the University of Maryland School of Public Health partners with communities and applies research to promote health, advance health equity and create policies that will enhance health across the lifespan. We conduct research in local communities to improve food access, reduce HIV/AIDS and prevent chronic disease, among other goals. We also maximize the impact of our research through collaborations with a variety of community organizations, academic partners, state and local health departments, and other public health agencies. 

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Featured Project
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Alumna Profile
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September 10, 2014
A free dental clinic and health equity festival at the University of Maryland provided an estimated...
September 9, 2014
Dr. Marcio Oliveira, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Technology, presented “ Walking...
September 8, 2014
Family Science (FMSC) Associate Professor Dr. Mia Smith Bynum has been named Fellow in the Society...
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