Logo for the University of Maryland School of Public Health, celebrating ten years 2007-2017

Why Choose Public Health at UMD?

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 a unique breadth of expertise to explore these issues through public health disciplines, and lenses as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy.

Grounded in the philosophy that health starts where we live, learn, work and play, we partner with communities and apply research to promote health, advance health equity and create policies that will enhance health across the lifespan.

Built on a foundation of disciplines that originated over 150 years ago with the formation of the University of Maryland, our School of Public Health was founded in 2007 and received full accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2010. We are the only accredited school of public health at a public university in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia region, offering an affordable education with outstanding professional development opportunities.