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
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2017 Outstanding Preceptor Recognition
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VPH Student travels to Nepal for Internship
UTK Students Win TPHA Video Award for Second Year in a Row
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
|Spring 2017||509 Seminar Schedule|
|March 31, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
|Master of Public Health Comprehensive Exam
(must sign-up by Feb. 1, 2017)
|April 4-5, 2017||“Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century Challenges” with Ellen Dunham-Jones
More information here.
|May 3, 2017
9:00 am & 2:00 pm
|MPH Intern Presentations
More information here.
|May 11, 2017||TPHA East Tennessee Spring Meeting|
|May 11, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
|Dept. of Public Health Annual Graduate Recognition & Awards Luncheon
146 Fred Brown Hall
Featured Doctoral Student
“There are many great universities academically, but as a working professional stepping away from a great career, and wife and mother I needed a university that cared about me as a person and about my success now and in the future. This is why I chose UTK.” [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]