Health and Human Services University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Health and Human Services University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD
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6 Departments and Programs
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Health and Human Services

UMBC's specialized graduate programs in health care management prepare health and human services professionals for leadership roles that address the growing and changing healthcare needs of today's population. Highly respected in the industry, these multi-disciplinary programs integrate research, policy, and management to give students skills to affect change in real-world situations. UMBC's proximity to Washington, DC provides access to such policy makers and federal agencies as the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Health and Human Services.

MA in Management of Aging Services - Erickson School

Highly respected by employers and industry experts, UMBC's Erickson School program is the only graduate program of its kind that provides a cohort-based learning experience with a unique curriculum integrating business management, public policy and the study of human aging. The program's alumni are industry leaders who have transformed their organizations. UMBC offers real-world learning for real-life situations.

Students can earn master's degrees in 15 months while learning from faculty members who are world-class leaders and practitioners. Students gain skills based on modern principles and current trends or advancements and apply these skills to their current workplace environment immediately. They can establish career advancing networks with other health and human services professionals and implement learning in capstone projects that address real-world situations.

Emergency Health Services

UMBC's graduate programs in Emergency Health Services prepare clinical and public health professionals for leadership roles in a wide variety of agencies, ranging from local rescue squads to national and international disaster and refugee health services. The first of its kind in the nation, this interdisciplinary program integrates planning, research, development, and organizational operations to help students excel within the broad scope of the emergency health care field as leaders, managers, and providers.

Students interact with world-renowned emergency medicine resources located in close proximity to UMBC. They develop proficiencies to address and respond to the growing and changing needs of today's population. Students learn from faculty members and resources from the area's most renowned emergency medical facilities and agencies, including R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine, and its National Study Center for Trauma and EMS.

MS in Emergency Health Services -- Administration, Planning and Policy

Delivered completely online, this track focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to exercise leadership within the EHS field.

MS in Emergency Health Services -- Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Designed for those interested in the public health side of emergency health services, this program prepare students advancing their careers in areas including work as injury prevention, health policy, and disaster and refugee health services.

MS in Emergency Health Services -- Education

A cooperative effort with UMBC's Department of Education, this track is designed for clinicians who want to learn modern principles behind education, including curriculum design and validation, instructional system design, and education program management.

MA in Applied Sociology

The master's program in applied sociology attracts students from many academic backgrounds, with more than half having undergraduate majors in fields other than sociology. The program specializes in health and aging, research methods, and selected areas of gender and diversity. It is one of the largest MA-only sociology graduate programs in the country and, as the only graduate program in the department, provides students with an unusually high degree of attention. Students can be full-time or part time, can select non-thesis or thesis option, and can begin in the fall or spring semester. They learn from faculty members who are active researchers and can take advantage of evening courses designed for working professionals. The GRE is not required.

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

UMBC's emergency management graduate certificate targets current and aspiring emergency managers interested in developing graduate-level analytical, planning and leadership skills in the increasingly important field of all-hazards emergency management. Student focus on disaster mitigation, response, recovery and preparedness and take advantage of the diverse and outstanding expertise of professionals and agencies headquartered in the region. Students learn demonstrable skills needed to qualify for the certification exam of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Coursework from the program may be applied to the MS degree in emergency health services.

Location & Contact

Health and Human Services

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration And Management--General Master's
    • Emergency Management Certificate
    • Emergency Medical Services Master's
    • Public Policy Master's
    • Sociology Master's
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
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  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported



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