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About UMD Public Health

Fearlessly Promoting Health for All 

The University of Maryland School of Public Health was established in 2007 to advance a better state of health for the diverse populations of Maryland and beyond. Our school builds upon a foundation of disciplines that originated over 150 years ago when our land grant university was established. We are proud to offer more than 25 academic programs and to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. 

Our faculty and students are driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attaining optimum health and wellness. Through our research, we are committed to finding new and better ways to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, high-quality lives.

As as top ranked School of Public Health at one of the nation’s leading research universities, we are well-positioned to advance and translate public health knowledge to improve health and well-being.

UMD SPH by the Numbers 

(Data from Spring 2021)

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No. 10
Publicly funded School of Public Health according to US News
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No. 1
Most racially and ethnically diverse college at UMD
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37+
States + DC + Puerto Rico represented among our students
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26%
of SPH undergraduates are first generation college students
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2344
Undergraduate students
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411
Graduate students
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55%
Students of color
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62
Countries of origin represented among SPH students