The MPH curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours and is a non-thesis professional preparation degree program. To meet the educational needs of working students, the MPH degree can be earned on a part-time basis with most classes offered during late afternoons and evenings. Based on the experience of other part-time students, the degree program typically can be completed in two to three years. Please view our program introduction here.
The MPH program currently offers three concentrations: Community Health Education, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health. Please click on the image below for an in-depth description or each concentration.
The Department of Public Health is proud to offer dual degrees with the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Department of Nutrition. More information on these joint degrees can be
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, as well as a 3.0 GPA for any previously taken graduate level courses.
Official GRE scores - The MPH program does not specify minimum scores. Official scores can be obtained from the nonprofit Educational Testing Service (ETS) for up to five years following the date the exam was taken.
Admission to the University of Tennessee Graduate School.
February 1st for summer admission
April 1st for fall admission
** Only new part-time students are accepted for spring admission. No full-time students will be admitted for spring entry to the MPH program.
Currently, the MPH program makes two minors available to its students: the epidemiology minor and the Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program (a statistics minor). You can find out more about these two minors by clicking here.
Our program newsletter is released six times each academic year (three during fall semester and three during the spring semester). Read the latest edition and archives here.
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