The University of Maryland School of Public Health, located in College Park, Maryland, 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.

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 fields as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy.

More than 140 faculty in six academic units – Behavioral and Community HealthEpidemiology and BiostatisticsFamily ScienceHealth Policy and ManagementKinesiology; 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.

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Lakeshia Watson, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Join us on a fearless journey to do public health good! Learn more about the graduate degree programs at the University of Maryland that will prepare you for the career you seek in public health.


2020 SPH Graduate Admission Open House