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
Public Health doctoral student spotlighted by the UTK Commission for LGBT People
Would price transparency improve healthcare? One MPH student publishes her opinion in The Tennessean.
New Grant Writing Course Coming Fall 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 PHGSA Officers!
Dr. Lieberthal featured on WalletHub.com
Is Fluoridated Water Bad for You?
The Department of Public Health Stands with the PRIDE Center
Congratulations to the Public Health Recipients of the 2016 Josephine D. Cochran Scholarship
|Spring 2017||509 Seminar Schedule|
|March 1, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
|“Let’s Create Your LinkedIn Profile”
RSVP is not required. Participants should bring a laptop with wireless connection and a copy of their resume.
More info here.
|March 31, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
|Master of Public Health Comprehensive Exam
(must sign-up by Feb. 1, 2017)
|May 11, 2017||TPHA East Tennessee Spring Meeting|
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 born and brought up in Nepal where I witnessed women suffering from several health issues and children dying at an early age from several treatable illnesses.” [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]