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Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Our Department’s Mission

As part of the School of Public Health, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health is committed to achieving excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education and training that is specifically focused on developing expertise in individual and community health behavior and promotion. We aim to achieve this goal through engagement in collaborative, transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service from within a biopsychosocial framework and recognizing the social determinants of health.  We will translate this knowledge into effective, sustainable public health interventions serving the needs of local, national, and global communities.  Consistent with the land grant history of the University of Maryland, we maintain an emphasis on serving and building capacity in our local community and state.

Our Degree Programs

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Bachelor of Science, Community Health
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Graduates
Accelerated BS/MPH Program
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Master of Public Health, Behavioral and Community Health (Online Option Available)
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Doctor of Philosophy, Behavioral and Community Health
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Why I Chose Maryland


"Maryland stood out to me because of the location and how well I matched with the faculty's research interests. I really liked that the program had a diverse faculty and many professors had portfolios in tobacco research."

 

Heather Platter

Connect With Us

Get in Touch WIth Our Graduate Program Directors

Sylvette La Touche-Howard
Associate Clinical Professor, Program Coordinator for the BS-MPH Accelerated Degree Program

latouche@umd.edu
(301) 405-8161

Katherine Sharp 
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

ksharp1@umd.edu
(301) 405-2464

Evelyn King-Marshall
Director of Online MPH Program 

eckm@umd.edu
(301) 405-2789

Katherine Sharp 
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

ksharp1@umd.edu
(301) 405-2464

Plan a Visit!

Dept. of Behavioral and Community Health
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Rm 1234
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Beverly O. Monis
Email: bmonis@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-2463
Fax: (301) 314-9167

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.

News

School of Public Health Honors Outstanding Students with Virtual Convocation
School of Public Health Honors Outstanding Students with 2021 Virtual Convocation
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Two SPH Teams Win 2021 Do Good Challenge Prizes
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Do Good Challenge 2021 Finalists
Sara Hatfield BS '22 and Veeraj Shah BS '21 Selected as Do Good Challenge 2021 Finalists
View Article Sara Hatfield BS '22 and Veeraj Shah BS '21 Selected as Do Good Challenge 2021 Finalists