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Two MPH students display a chalk art display for National Public Health Week 2016Photograph of sign in front of the HPER building, which houses the Department of Public Health.Public 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.

 Latest News from the Department of Public Health


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Date Event
Feb. 1, 2017 Deadline for MPH applications for entrance into the summer 2017 semester to be completed
Feb. 3, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public Health Research Day
Black Cultural Center
Feb. 10, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Event!
“Getting the Job You Want, Part 2: Mock interviews with
hiring managers.”
For more event and registration information click 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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