Course Registration Reminders, Important Dates, and Exit Survey Completion

Registration for the upcoming fall semester is now open. Course schedules are available in Blackboard's One-Stop-Shop. Important dates to note: Fall classes begin on August 23, 2021, and the last day for fall registration and to add a course is September 1, 2021.

Summer courses have started. Students, please peruse the UM Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

For students that applied for Spring or Summer graduation, please remember to complete the Exit Survey sent to you by Ms. Begoña Rovira. It is an anonymous survey that takes less than five minutes to complete. Your feedback is essential to improve the quality of our program and is a requirement for our accreditation. For any questions regarding the Exit Survey, please contact Ms. Rovira at

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accreditation

In May 2021, the Graduate Programs in Public Health submitted its preliminary self-study report to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The report is now available on the Public Health Sciences website for public review and comment. We welcome feedback from all our stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, community partners, and alumni.

Annual Student Awards

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) and Delta Omega Honor Society announced the awardees of this year’s Annual Student Awards. PHSA awarded Teaching Assistant of the Year to Vanessa Morales, M.S.P.H. candidate, and Student of the Year to Victoria Pinilla Escobar, M.P.H. candidate. Megan Garber, M.S., M.Ed., associate director of Career and Professional Development, received the Staff Service Award.

Delta Omega also awarded Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Audrey Harkness, research assistant professor, Distinguish Mentorship to Dr. James Shultz, voluntary associate professor, and Outstanding Dedication to Dr. Adam Carrico, professor. 

March 16: One-Year Mark of Working Remotely

Staff met virtually where we reflected on the past year, shared our experiences and a word that most resonated with us. A few of them included resilience, empathy, patience, reflection, flexibility, and adaptability. "We are in this together as we honor the immense toll this has had on our lives, the incredible resilience of the human spirit, and the unprecedented scientific advancements worldwide to manage this public health challenge and the development and implementation of vaccines," said Begoña Rovira, M.B.A., M.A., executive director of master’s programs in public health.

Join Public Health Groups on the Cane2Cane Career and Mentorship Network

The department has launched two groups, including the Public Health Sciences Group and an M.P.H. Capstone Group. The Cane2Cane platform offers a space for students and alumni to connect with alumni, faculty/staff, and friends of the University for mentoring opportunities, career advice, knowledge sharing, and networking. Join here.

Public Health's LinkedIn Page Now Live

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and it can be a valuable tool in your professional development and job search.  We invite you to follow us, connect with students, alumni, and faculty, and be a part of the conversation as we explore different public health topics and share research discoveries.