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Two MPH students display a chalk art display for National Public Health Week 2016Photograph of sign in front of the HPER building, which houses the Department of Public Health.Public Health students and faculty in attendence at the 2015 APHA annual conference.


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.

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Date Event
Fall 2016 MPH Seminar Schedule
October 18, 2016
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Knox County Health Department Tour
Registration information
October 21, 2016
11 am – 5 pm
MPH Career Workshop
Getting the Job You Want: Part 1
Registration deadline is October 4. Click here to register
October 26, 2016
2 pm – 3 pm
Knox County Health Department Tour
Registration information
October 28, 2016
9 am – 3 pm
Master of Public Health Comprehensive Exam
To register for the exam, please contact Associate Professor Kathleen Brown ( no later than September 12, 2016
November 3, 2016
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Knox County Health Department Tour
Registration information
November 3, 2016
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Student Feedback Forum with Dr. Erwin
HPER 393
Submit questions online (click here) or during the forum

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