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
New Featured Field Practice in Action – Chloe Ashley
Summer Field Practice Presentation Schedule
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!
|August 5, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 pm
|MPH Culminating Experience Intern Presentations #1
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
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|
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]