University of Tennessee

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Public Health


1618 Cumberland Ave.

College of Social Work Henson Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Health Policy Certificate Program, Master of Public Health (MPH) MS-MPH Nutrition Dual Degree JD-MPH Dual Degree, Doctorate in Education: Health Behavior and Health Education (PhD)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Public Health 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. The MPH curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours and is a non-thesis professional preparation degree program. To meet the educational needs of working students, the MPH degree can be earned on a part-time basis with most classes offered during late afternoons and evenings. Based on the experience of other part-time students, the degree program typically can be completed in two to three years. MPH Concentrations available: Community Health education, Health Policy & Management, and Veterinary Public Health. PhD in Education - Health Behavior and Health Education The Doctoral Program in the Department of Public Health leads to a PhD in Education, with a concentration in Health Behavior and Health Education. The PhD program is designed for a person with a previous master’s degree in a public health or a related field (including, but not limited to, the social sciences, natural sciences, and public policy) or graduate professional degree in a clinical field (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., M.S.W., M.S.N. or Doctor of Nursing Practice). Exceptional students without a Master’s degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The intent of the PhD program is to produce graduates who will have an in-depth comprehension of current public health issues, and the research skills and methodological capabilities to secure full-time academic appointments in institutions of higher learning, or employment with major professional organizations, research agencies, public health-related non-profit organizations, and high-level positions with local, state, and federal public health agencies.


The University of Tennessee MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), which is the nationally recognized accrediting body for this discipline. The next CEPH review of the program will be scheduled to occur prior to December 31, 2015.

International Student Requirements:

Please visit our website for eligibility requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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