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Through our research, advocacy and service, the School of Public Health plays a leading role in guiding campus, county, and state policies and procedures for safe reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, and brings national and global visibility to the University of Maryland with its thought leadership on racial justice and curbing the spread of the coronavirus. 

Our diverse student population of more than 2,800 undergraduates and graduates represents the future public health workforce for our state and the nation.

The School is the only accredited school of public health at a public university in the national capital region, offering an affordable education with outstanding professional development opportunities.  

  • 36% of SPH undergraduate students are from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups
  • 70% of SPH undergraduate students are female

Philanthropic support provides crucial financial resources to students in need and creates a positive impact around the world by advancing our research, advocacy and service.

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Why We Give: Drs. Barbara and Carl Alving

Inspired by their personal experience and a desire to build talent in the healthcare workforce, Barbara and Carl Alving establish a program to help students navigate the path of pre-health education.

Where to Give

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School of Public Health Gift Fund

SPH Student attending the annual Career Expo at the University of Maryland

School of Public Health Student Emergency Scholarship Fund

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Rivest Maryland Promise Scholarship

HAIR Program presenters at the "No Research on Us Without Us" presentation

Maryland Center for Health Equity

Students raising their hands asking questions in the SPH Lecture Hall at the University of Maryland

Student Services Fund