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.  The Graduate School’s New Graduate Student Orientation went virtual. Check here for details.
  2. August 25, 2020: The SPH New Graduate Student Orientation will be online. You will receive an invitation to join the New Graduate Student Orientation page on ELMS/Canvas early in August. You will also receive an invitation to register for the synchronous portion of orientation which will happen on Tuesday, August 25 (Zoom) starting at 9 am EST. The main session will be in the morning and includes panels with current MPH and PhD students. Academic departments will host their orientation sessions in the afternoon.
  3. International Student Orientation. International students are required to participate in orientation. Check the International Student & Scholar Services website for details.
  1. Elementary Statistics: Basic Statistics Review. All incoming SPH graduate students are required to complete the basic statistics review module before the fall semester begins. Email your completion certificate to your program’s Graduate Director. Click here to register ($10 fee).