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
What can you do with an MPH degree?
Recent graduate has dissertation-related work published in peer-reviewed journal
Diving into the Healthcare Debate
To Drink or Not to Drink?
JabsLabs Paper Published in “The Journal of Medical Internet Research”
Kintziger co-authors climate change white paper for the CDC
June D. Gorski Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations, 2017 Department Award Winners!
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|Oct. 18, 2017||“Getting the Job You Want”
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Featured Doctoral Student
“There are many great universities academically, but as a working professional stepping away from a great career, and wife and mother I needed a university that cared about me as a person and about my success now and in the future. This is why I chose UTK.” [continue reading]
Featured Master’s Student
“Public health is an incredibly holistic field that combines several disciplines and acts on those different perspectives to help create social justice and health equity.” [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]