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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 applied practice experiences.


Upcoming Events

  • Summer MPH Applied Practice Experience Presentations*
    • July 26, 2021; 9:00 – 11:00 AM
      • Parth Goenka, APEx Location: East Tennessee State University
      • Emily Kent, APEx Location: UT College of Veterinary Medicine
      • Mary Winemiller, APEx Location: UT College of Veterinary Medicine
      • Carman North, APEx Location: Student Health Center
      • Abby Carpenter, APEx Location: Tennessee Department of Health
    • July 27, 2021; 1:00 – 3:00 PM
      • Robert Stilz, APEx Location: Tennessee Department of Health
      • Chelsey Avina Ward, APEx Location: Knox County Health Department
      • Sierra Turner, APEx Location: UT Department of Public Health
      • Megan White, APEx Location: UT College of Veterianry Medicine
      • Gulsah Onar, APEx Location: UT Medical Center
  • APEx 2nd Year Planning Session
    • August 27, 2021; Noon – 1:30 PM
      Fred Brown 146c
      Bring a copy of your resume and Request for APEx form
  • APEx 1st Year Planning Session
    • September 17, 2021; Noon – 1:00 PM
      Fred Brown Hall 146C
      Bring a copy of your resume

* All presentations conducted by Zoom.  Please contact Amanda Letheren for session links

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The Department of Public health adopts a new
Diversity Action Plan.

The DPH supports and stands in solidarity with the BLM movement.
DPH Anti-Racism Statement

Alumni Quote
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)