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
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."