Inter-Institutional Enrollment

Facilitating access to courses between the SPH and the University of Maryland Baltimore Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

In an effort to increase the educational opportunities and course offerings available to graduate students, the School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPB) at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine have worked together to create an on-line process for students to enroll in courses across our two campuses. Students can see the catalog of available graduate courses on our website at http://sph.umd.edu/courses. Use the instructions below to get started.

UMD SPH Students Enrolling in UMB EPH Courses

  1. Identify the UMB EPH course you wish to take and confirm that it will be offered in the semester you wish to take it (see the most up-to-date UMB EPH course offering schedule here and search for PH or PREV courses).
  2. Consult with your advisor about taking the course, how it supports your program of study, and be sure that permission/approval is communicated to your department’s Graduate Director.
  3. If the course requires prerequisites or instructor’s permission, ensure that you meet the prerequisite or contact the instructor directly to inquire about permission to enroll before submitting your request (the faculty directory is available here: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/epidemiology/mph/faculty.asp). Upload a copy of the approval as part of your Inter-Institutional Enrollment request.
  4. Submit your request to enroll HERE using the required, web-based Inter-Institutional Enrollment application.
  5. Be sure to select the semester in which you wish to register (e.g. Spring 2016) as the term and enter the exact course prefix and number used by UMB EPH (e.g. PREV 616).
  6. Allow at least 2 weeks for your request to be processed (it goes through both UMD and UMB processes).
  7. You will receive emails from the Inter-Institutional Enrollment system as your request is reviewed. Be sure to monitor for these so you know your enrollment status!
  8. Course instructors at UMB use Blackboard (an online learning management system such as CANVAS) as part of the course. If your request to enroll in the course is approved, instructions for how to access this online classroom space at UMB will be provided to you in your enrollment confirmation email. It will be critical that you follow those instructions as quickly as possible to ensure you are fully connected to the course.

UMB EPH Students Enrolling in UMD SPH Courses

  1. Identify the UMD SPH course you wish to take and confirm that it will be offered in the semester you wish to take it (see the most up-to-date UMD SPH course offering schedule here and search for EPIB, FMSC, HLSA, HLTH, KNES, and MIEH course prefixes).
  2. Get the course approved by your advisor and provide an updated Individual Study Plan reflecting this course to the MPH Office of Student Affairs in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
  3. If the course requires prerequisites or instructor’s permission, ensure that you meet the prerequisite or contact the instructor directly to inquire about permission to enroll before submitting your request (the faculty directory is available here: http://sph.umd.edu/people). Upload a copy of the approval as part of your Inter-Institutional Enrollment request.
  4. Submit your request to enroll HERE using the required, web-based Inter-Institutional Enrollment application.
  5. Be sure to select the semester in which you wish to register (e.g. Spring 2016) as the term and enter the exact course prefix and number used by UMD SPH (e.g. HLSA 787).
  6. Allow at least 2 weeks for your request to be processed (it goes through both UMD and UMB processes).
  7. You will receive emails from the Inter-Institutional Enrollment system as your request is reviewed. Be sure to monitor for these so you know your enrollment status!
  8. Please note that the course instructors at College Park use Canvas (an online learning management system such as Blackboard) as part of the course. If your request to enroll in the course is approved, instructions for how to access this online classroom space at UMD will be provided to you in your enrollment confirmation email. It will be critical that you follow those instructions as quickly as possible to ensure you are fully connected to the course.

Public Health Core Course Equivalencies

SPH and UMB EPH faculty have worked together to ensure that the core public health courses are aligned and interchangeable for meeting your program requirements. Here is a complete listing of the course prefixes, numbers and titles as offered on each campus:

UMD SPH Public Health Core Courses equivalent to UMB EPH Public Health Core Courses
EPIB 610 Foundations of Epidemiology PH 600 Principles of Epidemiology
EPIB 650 Biostastics I PH 620 Principles of Biostatistics
HLTH 665 Health Behavior I PH 610 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health
HLSA 601 Intro. to Health Systems PH 648 Intro. to the US Health Care System, Health Policy & Management
MIEH 600 Foundations of Environmental Health PH 668 Environmental and Occupational Health