Department of Behavioral & Community Health Introduction
The Department of Behavioral and Community Health is an autonomous department within the School of Public Health. The Department offers degrees at the undergraduate level (B.S. in Community Health Education), the Masters level (an accredited MPH in Community Health Education) and the doctoral level (Ph.D. in Behavioral and Community Health). In addition, the department provides a large service program for all University of Maryland students, offering some of the most popular courses on campus like human sexuality, women’s health, and stress management.
The Department’s faculty is extremely experienced and is comprised of individuals from diverse disciplines with varied subject interests. The faculty’s productivity is prodigious, as evidenced by over 325 published journal articles since 1996, and research funds of over $2.5 million a year since 1997. Departmental faculty also boasts several members with prestigious teaching awards, including a university system-wide Regent’s award for excellence in teaching – the only award winner in this category on campus.
Community health is a service-oriented profession with a variety of career opportunities that can make meaningful contributions to the health and welfare of the individual and society.
Graduates from our department's MPH and PhD programs find employment with local, state and federal health agencies, universities, non-profit health organizations, hospitals, and consulting organizations. The department continues to maintain the highest standards of professional preparation and service, and takes great pride in following the progress and successes of its graduates. (See Students for Bio statement, Graduation Year and presentations of our alumni.)