School at a Glance

UMD School of Public Health buildling facadeFounded: 2007
Accredited since: 2010
Dean: Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH
Undergraduate students: 2400
Master's students: 169
Doctoral students: 107
Faculty: 160
Staff: 41

Ranked 22nd among all Schools of Public Health in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report


  • Department of Behavioral and Community Health
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Department of Family Science
  • Department of Health Services Administration
  • Department of Kinesiology
  • Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

School-wide Research Centers:

  • Maryland Center for Health Equity
  • Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy

Strategic Research Initiatives:

  • Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
  • Physical Activity and Obesity
  • Health Disparities, Health Equity, Social and Environmental Justice
  • Healthy Aging
  • Health Literacy and Cultural Competence
  • Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Programs
  • Global Health and Climate Change
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Accreditation: The University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park was reaccreditated by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2015. The University of Maryland School of Public Health was first accredited by CEPH in 2010.