Director, MPH Program
The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) is a professional degree program, accredited by the national Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
This Program is a professional degree program that is administratively based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health within the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).
The MPH Program provides graduate students, medical and other health professional students, and health professionals with graduate training in public health. The MPH Program is dedicated to improving the health status of populations and reducing health disparities.
This mission is accomplished by integrating advances in the medical, pharmaceutical, nursing, dental, social work, legal, allied health, and other health services disciplines represented across the professional schools, research, and clinical centers on the UMB campus.
Notice of Opportunity for Third-Party Comment: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Reaccreditation Process
The University of Maryland School of Medicine MPH Program was originally granted accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in July 2009. The MPH Program is now scheduled for a review for reaccreditation. The site visit will take place on April 28-29, 2014. Written comments from third parties will be accepted by CEPH until 30 days before the site visit. Should you wish to provide comments, please direct them to CEPH as follows:
Council on Education for Public Health
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895
35th Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.
The William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an exciting day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services
When: Friday, February 28, 2014,
8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).
Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Register today at http://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu
If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. The broadcast will be recorded.
University of Maryland, Baltimore Open House - April 12, 2014
Save the Date - Commencement Celebration - May 15, 2014
More details to follow.
All applicants to the MPH program must submit their application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). This online service allows you to apply to multiple Schools of Public Health with one application. Additionally, the MPH Program requires applicants to complete a supplemental application. Apply Here
The MPH Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is a three concentration program. The three concentrations in Epidemiology, Community & Population Health, and Global Health emphasize the development of public health skills in core concentration requirement courses that are skills based. Students can select electives to tailor their program of study to their academic interests and career goals.
The program provides a set of skills and principles essential for students who intend to apply their training in a professional setting, provide leadership in public health specialties, and improve and protect the health and well being of populations. Coursework is designed to prepare public health professionals to actively and effectively contribute to population-based, culturally appropriate, and innovative approaches to current and emerging public health problems. The MPH degree requires 42 credit hours, including 17 credits from core courses and a six- hour supervised project, the Capstone Experience.
The MPH Program is closely aligned with existing degree programs in the UMB professional schools and offers the following dual degrees: JD/MPH, MD/MPH, MS Nursing/MPH, MSW/MPH, PharmD/MPH, DDS/MPH.