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Students who presented during the 2017 Research Day even pose for a group photo.Photograph of sign in front of the HPER building, which houses the Department of Public Health.Two MPH students display a chalk art display for National Public Health Week 2016Public Health students and faculty in attendence at the 2015 APHA annual conference.


At UT, the graduate public health programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders. Our Master of Public Health (MPH) program has been accredited since 1969, making it the first nationally accredited program outside a school of public health. We also formed Tennessee’s first academic health department, with the purpose of bridging knowledge and improving health.

Our graduate programs are distinguished by the practical experience students gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and well-matched field placements.

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Date Event
Spring 2017 509 Seminar Schedule
March 1, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
“Let’s Create Your LinkedIn Profile”
HPER 239
RSVP is not required. Participants should bring a laptop with wireless connection and a copy of their resume.
More info here.
March 31, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Master of Public Health Comprehensive Exam
HPER 390
(must sign-up by Feb. 1, 2017)
May 11, 2017 TPHA East Tennessee Spring Meeting

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