University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health

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7965 Baltimore Avenue College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-1000
http://www.sph.umd.edu/

MPH Program Overview

The MPH Program from the University of Maryland College Park provides students with the option to choose from three different MPH program specializations that each provide an in depth understanding of the field in question. The program is a campus based one that readies students for careers in numerous groups, organizations, and jobs in the private and public sectors. Leadership and research based roles are the most common but other possibilities exist after graduation as well.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

There are three primary specialization areas that students can select from when they take the MPH program from the University of Maryland. These concentration areas are:

• Biostatistics
• Community Health Education
• Environmental Health Sciences

Obviously each field will focus on different areas of study – the Biostatistics field uses data and stats to identify and address various health issues or risks while the environmental health concentration focuses on food and water safety and other environmental issues and their impact on our health. All three concentrations share basic core classes and then feature specialized classes tailored to the field of study.

MPH Admissions

Admissions to the MPH programs require several things including the following:

• Three letters of recommendation
• GRE Scores from within the last 5 years
• Undergrad transcripts
• 3.0 GPA
• Possession of a bachelor’s or higher degree
• Personal statement of goals
• Undergrad work in relevant fields including biology, statistics, and mathematics

Other specific requirements, particularly regarding coursework completed during undergrad studies, may exist as well depending upon the different areas of specialization one chooses to enroll in.

MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The cost of the MPH program is based on a per-credit rate. Resident rates are 911 dollars per credit hour and 1517 dollars for nonresident students. The school has a variety of loans, scholarships, and other financial aid programs to choose from.

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