Congratulations and welcome to the University of Maryland School of Public Health!

The Maryland Experience

At the University of Maryland School of Public Health, you will have unparalleled access to the unique resources of Washington, D.C., from federal agencies, military organizations and non-profits, to state and local agencies. Students at the University of Maryland have the nation at their fingertips with the ability to engage in internship and practical experiences in areas with extraordinary potential to launch career paths.



Next Steps

If you haven’t done so already, please log in to your Supplemental Application, review the decision letter and follow the instructions for how to officially accept your offer of admission. If you have any questions please contact Lanna Duarte at

  1. New Student Checklist: this checklist provides important information for incoming graduate students including steps for fulfilling conditions of enrollment, creating your directory ID and password, how to get your student ID, submitting your immunization record, health insurance requirements and options, how to register for classes, campus policies and the UMD Honor Pledge.
  2. Additional resources for new graduate students such as housing information, transportation, the graduate catalog, student conduct and integrity expectations, registrar, student financial services & cashiering, libraries, and much more, are also provided by the Graduate School.

If you have been admitted and you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will contact you to verify your visa status and to collect the financial documents required to receive Form I-20 or DS-2019, which you will need in order to obtain a student visa. Please wait a minimum of 48 hours after notification of your admission to the Graduate School to receive communication from ISSS.

The Graduate Director of your program will contact you with the name of your assigned advisor. We encourage you to reach out to your advisor, introduce yourself and start planning your fall course schedule as soon as you receive the assignment. If your advisor is not available you may contact the Graduate Director. If you are interested in taking a summer course send an email request to your program’s Graduate Director for assistance.

  1. Review the tuition and fees for the Univ. of Maryland School of Public Health (2019-2020)
  2. Visit The Office of Financial Aid for information on how to apply for and accept federal student loans.
  1.  Graduate School's New Student Orientation: The Graduate School’s New Graduate Student Orientation includes one-hour mini-courses for new Master’s, Online Master's, and Doctoral students. Starting in Spring 2021, new SPH students will be required to upload the Graduate School Orientation certificate into their ELMS SPH orientation page. You will need your CASID to register for orientation. After you register you will access the mini-courses through ELMS-Canvas.
  2. School of Public Health's New Student Orientation: You be invited to join the virtual SPH New Graduate Student Orientation page on ELMS/Canvas. Spring 2021 students will be given access to the SPH Orientation Site in January 2021, Fall 2021 students will be given access later in the spring. We will also hold a sychronous New Student Orientation to welcome all incoming graduate students in August 2021  
  3. International Student Orientation. International students are required to participate in the International Student Orientation. The orientation is managed by the International Student & Scholar Services. For questions regarding the ISSS orientation, please contact Gabriela Gillespie at
  1. Elementary Statistics: Basic Statistics Review. All incoming MPH and MHA graduate students are required to complete a basic statistics review module before the fall/spring semester begins. You will be able to access the statistics review module through the SPH New Student Orientation site, and once completed, upload the certificate of completion into the SPH Orientation Site.