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)
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Featured Doctoral Student
“The program has been rewarding since the first day. I have had the best academic training and personal mentoring from my faculty and advisor. As a data enthusiast, I feel very fortunate to be able to follow my passion for quantitative research.” [continue reading]
Featured Master’s Student
“Graduate school is fun and challenging but the most important thing is to make sure you are not intimidated by the challenge but rather motivated by it. ” [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]