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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 field placements.

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MPH student intern, Sharina Domingo, poses with crossed arms in front of a Vols Help Vols sign

Our students gain practical skills by interning at a wide variety of field locations

Upcoming Events

  • September 25, 2020
    APE Information Session for 1st Year Students*
    11:00 AM – Noon
    Contact Julie Grubaugh for Zoom registration
    • Get to know classmate
    • Learn how to optimize your first-year career planning
    • Overview of APE process
    *Bring a copy of your resume
  • November 6, 2020
    MPH Comprehensive Exam
    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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)