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.
The UT MPH program contributed to my professional success in that it allows me to take advantage of health education opportunities with patients. I am more aware of teachable moments.
– Kenetra Hix, MPH (’09)
Latest News from the Department of Public Health
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 TPHA Student Video Challenge!
Congratulations, 2016 Department Award Winners!
MPH Students Work with Local Children on Neighborhood Safety Project
The final “MPH Memos” newsletter has landed!
Congratulations to our 2016 Faculty Award Recipients
Congratulations to the winners of the June D. Gorski Scholarship Endowment for the 2015 – 2016 Academic year!
And now these messages brought to you by the students of PUBH 201 …
Join the Public Health GSA for a panel discussion!
Join us and the Public Health GSA in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016!
Catch-up with Alumni News in the Spring 2016 “Alumni Focus” Newsletter
Nationally renowned public health ethicist to speak with MPH students
New “MPH Memos” Newsletter Available
Schedule announced for the 2016 Spring MPH Culminating Experience Intern Presentations
Dept. head Paul Erwin offers advice about the Zika virus on WATE-6
Student Chenoa Allen has article featured on Add Health
New “MPH Memos” newsletter now available
SAVE THE DATE! The 2016 DPH Student Research Day is coming soon!
Current MPH student featured in the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list!
New “Alumni Focus” Newsletter has Posted!
New “MPH Memos” Newsletter is available
PHGSA holds drive for the Alzheimer’s TN Big Red Bow Project
New PHGSA Officers Selected for 2016
Asst. Prof. Samantha Erhlich receives K01 Award from NDDK
Public Health Students assist the Smart Communities Initiative
Congratulations, Jennifer Russomanno
|June 2, 2016||Summer Classes Begin|
|July 14, 2016||MPH Summer Comprehensive Exam
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Featured Doctoral Student
“I see my future work as expanding SGM-population health research and advancing interventions to address structural inequities and reduce SGM health disparities. Upon graduation, I will seek…” [continue reading]
Featured Master’s Student
“I was initially interested in public health as a result of my work with the Vine School Health Center. As a UT employee, the fact that so many classes were offered in the evening was very attractive as well.” [continue reading]
Field Practice in Action
MPH students convert academic theory to public health practice by completing a 360-hour field practice in a community health setting. The field practice provides a bridge for students to join a growing talented and competent public health workforce. [continue reading]