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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Featured Doctoral Student
“The most rewarding part about this program is my mentors! I have a network of professors who support me, believe in me, and value my success.” [continue reading]
Featured Master’s Student
“I decided to pursue a graduate degree in public health to garner valuable theory and professional experience. I feel I am achieving that purpose with the help of the professors, staff, and students here at the university. ” [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]