Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
8/22/2016University of Maryland Baltimore
Proposal
MPHMaster of Public Health10/21/2016
Master of Public Health Program Description
The Master of Public Health at the University of Maryland Baltimore was MHEC-approved in 2004 as a result of a growing need for well-trained public health professionals.  The program is a professional degree that is administratively based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health within the School of Medicine.  The 42-credit hour program is accredited through December 2021 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  It enjoys a strong research environment with outstanding university resources.  Being part of a unique campus environment has made it possible for broad-based interdisciplinary scholarship, research, practice, leadership and policy to be afforded students. The MPH Program has collaborated with the UMB professional schools to offer six dual-degrees: DDS/MPH, JD/MPH, MD/MPH, MS(Nursing)/MPH, PharmD/MPH and MSW/MPH making this the only public institution in the state to offer such a unique opportunity.  To meet student interest and faculty strengths, the MPH Program has re-aligned the concentrations that it offers to be formally acknowledged.