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Non-degree Coursework in Public Health

Individuals who would like to enroll in Master of Public Health (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 are eligible to apply for non-degree student status. Non-degree students may enroll in a maximum of six credits. Additionally, non-degree students who later apply and are accepted to the MPH degree program may request that coursework already completed be applied toward their degree requirements.

For further details, review the Student Catalog and Handbook. 

When is the application deadline and how do I apply?

Applicants must ensure the following elements are submitted one month prior to the intended start date. Applicants must submit a supplemental application and supporting materials. Follow the instructions below.

Supplemental application:

 This application is submitted online. Create a login and select MPH – Non-Degree. In addition to the detailed application information questions within the SURFS application, the following will be requested.

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

Supporting materials submitted directly to the MPH Program:

  • Official transcripts
  • International Applicants: World Education Services (WES) Credential Evaluation (course by course evaluation)
  • Application for in-state residency classification: Applicants claiming in-state status for the purpose of tuition must complete this form and return it to the MPH Program

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page

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