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Two MPH students display a chalk art display for National Public Health Week 2016Two college students walking with a bicycle and a dog.African American graduate student interacts with her young daughter.Public Health students and faculty in attendence at the 2015 APHA annual conference.Individuals from different racial and ethnic backgrounds interact in front of a local health department.


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
August 5, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 pm
MPH Culminating Experience Intern Presentations #1
HPER 235
Internship sites:  BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Decision Resource Group, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center
August 9, 2016
1:00 – 2:15 pm
MPH Culminating Experience Intern Presentations #2
HPER 235
Internship sites:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UT Medical Center, UT Social Work Office of Research & Practice (SWORPS)
August 16, 2016
12:00 – 1:15 pm
MPH Culminating Experience Intern Presentations #3
UT Veterinary Hospital, SACS room
Internship sites:  USDA Wildlife Services, UT Ag Extension, World Health Organization
August 17, 2016 Fall Classes Begin

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