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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

  • MPH Comprehensive Exam Date Announced for Spring 2015 - Details here.
  • Summer 2015 Classes Announced

    The following three classes will be offered for the summer 2015 semeseter
    (classtimes not yet set)
    • PUBH 510, Enviromental Health Science - Dr. J. Chen
    • PUBH 540, Principles of Epidemiology - Dr. P. Terry
    • PUBH 580, Special Topics - U.S. Healthcare Delivery System: Organization & Financing- Dr. C. Myers
  • Univ. of TN MPH Students Win the 1st Annual TPHA Student Video Challenge
  • TPHA held its first annual "Student Video Challenge" this year asking students from universities across the state to submit a 2 minute video showing what public health is in their communities and through their eyes.
  • A big congratulations to Claire Mason and Yoonwon (Yoonie) Jung for winning the grand prize in the first annual Student Video Challenge.  They will be recognized and receive a $100 check at the East Tennessee Grand Division TPHA meeting on Friday, April 25. Their video will also be shown sometime during the TPHA Annual Meeting in September. 

MPH students Claire Mason and Yoonwon Jung win first annual TPHA Student Video Challenge.


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

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