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Application & Admission Information

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a professional degree program that is administratively based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health within the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Our Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.  

Admission Requirements

The MPH Program seeks qualified candidates with an educational and experiential background demonstrative of the potential for excellence.  We require the following:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Significant quantitative and analytic skills, as demonstrated by completion of a college-level algebra or more advanced math course (i.e., college calculus, statistics, trigonometry, finite math). 
  • Earned college credit for Advanced Placement Math must be reflected on the college transcript.Relevant undergraduate coursework. We recommend at least one undergraduate level course in biology and one in social science.
  • Strong skills in written communication.
  • A clear rationale for applying to the program, commitment to public health, and career goals consistent with the goals of the relevant concentration area.
  • Prior work and/or volunteer experience in an area related to public health.
  • International Applicants:
    • The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international applicants.  This requirement will be waived for all applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited University in any country whose sole national language is English (refer to the US State Department), or those who submit scores from a US professional equivalency exam where English is tested.
    • Evidence of English language proficiency. 
    • Applicants with post-secondary credentials from academic institutions outside of the US must submit course-by-course evaluations prepared by a foreign credential evaluation service World Education Services (WES).

The MPH Program adheres to the University‘s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies in all its recruitment and admission activities. The Program admits qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran‘s status.

Application Instructions

Degree-Seeking Status: For applicants seeking degree student status, we offer MPH and Joint MPH Degree Programs. These programs are based on a 42 credit hour curriculum that includes 17 credit hours in core coursework, 12 credit hours in concentration coursework, 7 credit hours of approved electives, and a 6 credit hour field culminating experience. For specific application requirements and deadlines by program, click the appropriate program below. 

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

Joint MPH Degree Programs

Accelerated Programs

Non-Degree-Seeking Status: This status is designed for individuals who would like to enroll in MPH courses to advance their public health knowledge for personal or professional enrichment, but who do not necessarily want to be admitted to the MPH degree program. For specific application requirements, click the link below.

*Unless noted otherwise, all applicants are required to complete the supplemental application.

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

Financial Information for Applicants

While the MPH Program does not provide funding to students, other sources of financial aid may be available. Specific information is available from the University Student Financial Assistance & Education Office.

University Policies

  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. The MPH Program adheres to the University‘s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies in all its recruitment and admission activities. The Program admits qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran‘s status
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. It is the policy and practice of the University of Maryland, Baltimore to create inclusive learning environments. The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) can provide more information about accommodations and student resources for new and prospective students, please visit the ESDS Website (www.umaryland.edu/disabilityservices) or call 410-706-5889.

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