The University of Maryland School of Public Health is a dynamic and growing school located at one of the nation’s top-ranked public research universities. While many schools of public health in the country are limited to graduate education, our large and diverse undergraduate student body brings energy and unique perspectives to our school, and contributes to our initiatives and commitment to advance a better state of health in Maryland and beyond.
Our location in College Park, Maryland, just a short Metro ride from Washington, DC, provides access to unmatched professional development opportunities, and puts you in the center of an exciting hub of museums, cultural attractions and culinary delights.
With more than 2,500 students in 25 different degrees and academic programs, our School of Public Health prepares students to tackle complex and emerging public health issues and make meaningful contributions to the health and welfare of individuals and society. We do this utilizing all of the tools of traditional public health disciplines, and in collaboration with top-ranked programs at UMD in engineering, arts and humanities, computer science, business and public policy, among others.
More than 140 faculty in six academic units – Behavioral and Community Health; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Family Science; Health Policy and Management; Kinesiology; and Environmental Health – conduct research, teach and mentor students and partner with communities to promote health, prevent illness and injury, advance health equity and create policies designed to enhance health across the lifespan.