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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Online Master of Public Health

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Complete Your MPH Online

Whether you’re interested in starting or advancing your public health career, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online Master of Public Health can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Our online MPH is a professional practice degree that prepares students for a versatile career.

With concentration options in Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health, UTK offers coursework to prepare you for your unique career path. MPH coursework is offered 100 percent online and at a flexible, part-time pace so that you can complete the 42 credit-hour program in an average of two to three years.

Start your path to a public health career that aligns with your passions and learn to advocate for the health of every community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Admissions Overview

Are you ready to join our Volunteer family? We can help. Simplify the application and admissions process by connecting with our enrollment team to discuss your questions about:

  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graduate School application process
  • Financial aid options and resources
  • Application deadlines and best practices

A Legacy of Excellence

The UTK Master of Public Health has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for more than 50 years, and 100 percent of our graduates are employed or pursuing further education within one year of graduation.

A Focus on Real-World Application

Our online MPH curriculum is centered in the practice and application of public health competencies that prepare you to make an impact from day one.

A Community of Volunteers

We are renowned for both the tight-knit relationships our students form with faculty, advisors, and peers and our commitment to serving and improving the health of all communities.

Public Health in Action

At UTK, our goal is to create a community of educated public health professionals with the skills they need to make an impact. That’s why our MPH students complete an Applied Practice Experience (similar to an internship) to apply classroom learning, develop practical skills, and demonstrate public health competency attainment. The Applied Practice Experience (APEx) is a 240-hour minimum work experience, enabling graduate students to develop and demonstrate public health competencies while contributing to projects that benefit the organization.

Priority Review Date: May 24, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Online MPH students can choose between four program concentrations, including Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health.

The international application process is strictly monitored by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Therefore, all questions involving the international application processes should be directed to that office. Please be aware that application deadlines for international students vary from those for domestic students. International deadlines can be found on the graduate admissions website.

No. The GRE is not required.

Students in the online MPH program are held to the same standards as our residential MPH candidates. The curriculum and rigor of the online program is identical to our residential program. Graduates of UTK MPH programs receive the same degree designation, and your diploma will not reflect the modality of coursework.

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