We are delighted you are considering a public health program at the University of Tennessee. We have been inspiring and educating public health professionals since 1969, when our Master of Public Health program was first accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program has maintained accreditation for over forty years.
We also offer a CEPH accredited Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Science program.
Plus, in fall 2022, we have added our newest program – the Bachelor of Science in Public Health: Population Science Concentration!
Our department looks forward to having you join us as we continue to educate and inspire the next generation of public health professionals.
• considering a Public Health degree? Visit our program listing.
• curious about what our students and faculty are currently doing? Take a look at our Public Health Memos newsletter.
• curious about what students think of our programs? View the results of our latest survey on the Student and Alumni Surveys page.
Please refer to the following sections for additional information:
- Guide to Public Health Careers
- Public Health Student Association
- Public Health Graduate Student Handbook
- Programs and Admission Requirements for the:
- Alumni Profiles
- Applied Practice Experience
- Public Health Memos Newsletter
- Application Information
- Financial Aid Information
- Graduate School Links
- After Admission – information about submitting transcripts, getting NetID and password, demonstrating English proficiency, etc.
- The Big Picture – overview of the graduate education process from getting admitted to graduation.
- Graduate Student Life – jumping off point for multiple aspects of life as a graduate student, such as registration, engaging in research, getting funded, knowing rights and responsibilities, and links to UT resources that graduate students can make use of.
- International Graduate Student Information – information and links for International Graduate Students.
- Our Town
- Useful Links
“I remain grateful the UT MPH program opened my eyes to the broad, diverse world of public health. This program contributed to my professional success by providing me with the skill set needed to make an impact in the lives of the populations I serve. In addition, this program taught me the importance of engaging the audience/community that I want to help. In each of the positions I have held over the past twenty years, I have utilized and leveraged the education and experience I gained in the MPH program. I could not be more appreciative!”
—Anne C. Washburn, MPH (’92)
Where are our alumni employed?
An anonymous electronic survey of MPH alumni who graduated from 2016 to 2019 was completed in May 2020. The survey sought information and recommendations from alumni to guide and assist faculty and the MPH Academic Program Committee in their quest to continuously improve the degree program.
One portion of the survey sought information related to employment status and the type of employing organization.
To view a full report on this and our other surveys, please visit our Student and Alumni Surveys page.
Over 30 percent of CHE and HPM students who completed their field practice spring 2012 through spring 2015 were employed by their field practice site. Others used field practice as a springboard to employment elsewhere, while a smaller group pursued further education.