The University of Maryland School of Public Health is a dynamic and growing school located at one of the nation’s top-ranked public research universities. While many schools of public health in the country are limited to graduate education, our large and diverse undergraduate student body brings energy and unique perspectives to our school, and contributes to our initiatives and commitment to advance a better state of health in Maryland and beyond.
Another way our school is fulfilling this commitment is through a collaboration, bringing together the strengths of the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Master of Public Health Program in Baltimore. Our "collaborative school of public health" is maximizing the collective power of two premier research institutions, and resulting in expanded opportunities for student learning and career opportunities, cross-campus collaborations among faculty, and a well-trained and diverse public health workforce to serve the growing needs of our state. Our vision is to be a leader in the discovery, application, and dissemination of public health knowledge in the state of Maryland, the nation, and the world.
With more than 2,300 students in 29 different degrees and academic programs, our School of Public Health prepares students to tackle complex and emerging public health issues and make meaningful contributions to the health and welfare of individuals and society. We do this utilizing all of the tools of traditional public health disciplines, and in collaboration with fields as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy on the College Park campus, as well as with the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, law and nursing on the Baltimore campus. Applicants to our Master of Public Health program can choose from concentrations offered on either the College Park or Baltimore campus.
More than 140 faculty in six academic units – Behavioral and Community Health; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Family Science; Kinesiology; and Environmental Health – conduct research, teach and mentor students and partner with communities to promote health, prevent illness and injury, advance health equity and create policies designed to enhance health across the lifespan.