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Department of Public Health


At UT, the graduate public health programs prepare students to be competent, future public health leaders. Our 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, improving health. The UT graduate programs are distinguished by the practical experience students gain through community-based class projects, volunteering opportunities, and well-matched field placements.

In The News

  • Congratulations for our 2015 Public Health Sutdent Award Winners -

    Recognizing students who have shown potential to make a significant impact within their resepective fields

    2015 Public Health Department Award Winners

    From Left to Right:

    • Amber Donaldson Ford - winner of the Dr. Betsy Haughton Award (Public Health Nutrition)
    • Todd French - winner of the Dr. John New Award (Veterinary Public Health)
    • Tyler Dinwiddie - winner of the Dr. Charles Hamilton Award (Health Policy & Management)
    • Kasey Fristoe - winner of the Dr. June Gorski Award (Community Health Education)
  • Congratulations to the following Department of Public Health Associates & Students:
    • Michelle Smith, PhD student - 2015-2016 PEER Fellowship
    • Elizabeth Conner, MPH student, & Dr. Cristina Barroso - 2015 Summer Graduate Research Assistantship
    • Joanne Patterson, PhD student - 2015-2016 J. Wallace & Katie Dean Graduate School Fellowship
    • Dr. Jennifer Jabson - 2015 CEHHS Dean's Rising Star Award
    • Wendy Smith - 2015 CEHHS College Senate Departmental Staff Award
  • Public Health Graduate Student Association celebrates National Public Health Week 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Field Practice Presentations
    July 31, 9:30-10:30am
    HPER 393
    More Info here.
  • Last Day of Summer Classes
    August 8, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Comprehnsive Exam
    October 30, 2015
    More Info here.

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Our Graduate Programs

  • PhD Program

    We have a competitive PhD program in Health Behavior/Health Education with funded assistantships available.

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