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The dual-degree program in Social Work and Public Health is designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in health-related agencies and settings in which a combined expertise in social work and public health is beneficial. This dual degree adds an additional year so that students graduate with both degrees in three years.

When is the MPH application deadline?

Applicants must ensure that all of the application elements are submitted by the priority deadline (January 15th) or the final deadline (May 1st). Students interested in the dual degree program must apply (and be accepted) to each program individually.

How do I apply to the MPH portion of the dual degree?

Applicants must submit a supplemental application and supporting materials.  Follow the instructions below.

Supplemental application:

Create a login and select MPH – Master of Public Health. This application is submitted online. In addition to the detailed application information questions within the supplemental application, the following will be requested.

  • Supplemental application fee (Paid by credit card or by submitting a non-refundable check made out to the University of Maryland Baltimore in the amount of $50.)

Supporting materials:  

Please submit all of the items noted below directly to the MPH Program

University of Maryland School of Medicine MPH Program
660 West Redwood Street, Howard Hall, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Recommendations from three references: Provide this form to the individuals that will be completing a recommendation. This form must be submitted to the MPH Program by the individual providing the recommendation and not the applicant. Please note that the applicant must complete the applicant section at the top of page one before providing it to the individual completing the recommendation. 
  • Official transcripts to date
  • Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT).

**Please note - The GRE has been waived for the Fall 2024 application cycle**

International Applicants

  • 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)
  • TOEFL (Institution code 5688) or IELTS (applicants must request from the test center where they took the IELTS exam to have the IELTS test scores sent to SOPHAS) is required of all international applicants. This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have:
    • Earned a degree from an accredited University in which the language of instruction is English OR
    • Passed a US professional equivalency exam where English is tested (example, ECFMG)

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page

School of Social Work Representatives

Terry Shaw, PhD, MSW, MPH
Associate Professor

MPH Program Mailing Address

University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Master of Public Health Program 
660 W. Redwood Street
Howard Hall Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-706-0539

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