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Spring 2020 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Watch the UMD Virtual commencement on May 22 at 1 pm EST and the School of Public Health's virtual commencement which will be available immediately after.
Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and resources on COVID-19, how UMD is responding, info on public health faculty experts and the latest news stories.


Scene inside the School of Public Health building

At the School of Public Health, our academic programs and initiatives evolve to meet pressing public health issues, to better equip our students for the workforce, and to reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Several newer MPH concentrations - Physical Activity, Health Equity, and Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation - address important public health needs. SPH graduate students may also earn a Global Health Certificate, while courses offered jointly with the University of Maryland School of Medicine broaden student perspectives.

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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 an unusual 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.

SPH alumni network leaders and members

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.

Alumna Profile

Deliya Banda, PhD ('11):

Empowering people to make informed health decisions Dr. Deliya Banda earned her...Read more
Student Profile

Brooks Leitner, B.S. ('14):

Finding out what makes the best athletes the bestRead more


Spring 2020 Commencement Information
May 21, 2020
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Life in the Time of COVID-19 Online Chat
Wednesday, May 27 - Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 pm
Join Dean Boris Lushniak, public health science major and director of health and wellness for the...
Webinar | Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America – Perspectives From 80 Latin American Epidemiologists
Thursday, June 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First in the second series from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on the...
Webinar | An Interactive COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform for Situational Awareness and Decision Support
Tuesday, June 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Second in the second series from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on the...
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