Online Master of Public Health

Translate your passion for public health into practice with the online MPH from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The 100 percent online degree will prepare you for a versatile career dedicated to improving community health.

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Gain the leadership and practical experience you need to promote health in all communities through the UTK online MPH. Are you ready to take the first step towards earning your master’s degree?

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Bachelor’s degree is required.

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Graduating Local Leaders in Global Health

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, embodies excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. The success of the Department of Public Health and its graduates speaks to our legacy as Tennessee’s flagship university. In 1969, we proudly became the first MPH degree program outside a school of public health to receive accreditation.

We are bound together by our commitment to improve the health of all communities through policy initiatives, in-person intervention, and data analysis. With four in-demand concentrations, our online program graduates public health professionals ready to lead and serve.

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Earn a Public Health Master’s That Made History

We offer the online Public Health Master’s degree through the Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Inspired by the breadth of this interdisciplinary school, our online MPH integrates theoretical and conceptual learning with a required, hands-on professional component. As an online MPH student, you can complete our 42 credit-hour program 100 percent online in an average of two to three years at a part-time pace.

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Why Choose UTK’s Online Public Health Master’s Program?

The only difference between our online MPH and the on-campus program is the increased flexibility. Our leading faculty teach the same rigorous curriculum while students gain the same real-world skills through an Applied Practice Experience (APEx) at an accessible location. Several UTK professors even hold Quality Matters certifications, which indicate a high level of proficiency in online instruction. 

If Lightcast predicts public health jobs will grow by 26 percent between 2022 and 2023,1 what is UTK doing to prepare students for success in this rapidly evolving field? 

  • We created four in-demand program concentrations: Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health. 
  • We understand the importance of an accessible education. Lightcast reported that 22 percent of roles currently employed in public health-related occupations require at least a master’s degree.1 We don’t believe in making you leave your current position to improve your career trajectory. 
  • We’re streamlining our application process. Per our admissions requirements, we don’t require the GRE or any prior professional public health experience. Are you ready to join us?

Key Dates and Deadlines*

*These dates are for domestic applicants only. International applicants should visit Graduate Admissions for current international deadlines and requirements.

Summer 2024

Summer 2024
Priority Review Date Receive an admissions decision sooner.
Feb 15
Final Submit Date Submit all materials by the application deadline.
Mar 28
Classes Start
June 6

Fall 2024

Fall 2024
Priority Review Date Receive an admissions decision sooner.
May 22
Final Submit Date Submit all materials by the application deadline.
June 26
Classes Start
Aug 19

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 1 Lightcast, 2022