Skip to main content

Online MPH Application Information


Program Eligibility

Ready to become a Vol? In order to be eligible to apply to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online MPH, applicants need to have achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, as well as a 3.0 GPA for any graduate level courses taken previously.

The veterinary public health concentration is available only to veterinary students enrolled in a DVM degree program, graduate veterinarians, and licensed veterinary medical technicians (LVMT).

How to Apply

Start your application to the UTK online Master of Public Health today. You complete one simple application. It will first be reviewed by the University of Tennessee Graduate School. Once it is established that you meet the Graduate School’s admission requirements, your application will be passed on to the Master of Public Health program for review.

Transcripts: Applicants must provide transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions. Unofficial copies of transcripts may be uploaded to your application for initial review, but official transcripts are required upon admission to the program. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to


Three references: When submitting your Graduate School application, you will need to provide the names and email addresses of three people, who will each receive a link to an online rating form and will be directed to upload a recommendation letter directly alongside your application. The letters must have been written within 12 months. If possible, all three letters should be from academic or professional references. However, we will also accept two letters from academic or professional references and one letter from a personal reference.

Short answer responses: Address each prompt in the application in 250 words or less.

Application fee: All applicants are required to pay a $60 nonrefundable application fee.

The GRE is not required.

Need help keeping your application checklist on track? Contact our enrollment team via for guidance on how to submit a more competitive application.

Application Best Practices

All online MPH applicants must submit completed applications, including admission to the University of Tennessee Graduate School, by the Department of Public Health deadline to be eligible for review. Submit all application materials online to the University of Tennessee Graduate School Office of Admissions.

Online Master of Public Health applicants who have not first been admitted by the graduate school cannot be reviewed by the Department of Public Health.

MPH applications are not made available to the Department of Public Health until the graduate school has reviewed the file. It typically takes four to eight weeks for your application to be considered complete (including graduate school admission) and eligible for internal review by the Department of Health, so we strongly recommend that you submit your application well ahead of the departmental deadline.

Finally, it is very rare that applications submitted near the departmental deadline are completed on time. Applicants who have not completed their applications by the department deadline will need to revise their expected date of entry to a later semester. Our online admissions team is available to support you and coordinate your application timeline so that you are eligible for review by both the graduate school and Department of Public Health.

Tuition Costs

Online MPH tuition varies based on the number of credits and courses and associated fees. Our Online MPH is 42 credits and provides access to world-class faculty, online sessions, suggested readings, and course materials.


Per Credit Hour


Total Credit Hours


Approximate Cost of Attendance



Per Credit Hour


Total Credit Hours


Approximate Cost of Attendance


* The total estimated cost of tuition is based on the current fall 2023 tuition rate. Cost of attendance does not include additional university fees. Tuition is subject to change as approved by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. All questions involving tuition should be directed to the University of Tennessee’s Office of the Bursar.

Financial Aid

The majority of Online MPH students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to help cover the cost of tuition. Visit the One Stop Student Services page to learn more about the FAFSA, review deadlines, and start the application.

Key Dates and Deadlines*

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

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

Upcoming Online Events

UT MPH Online Program Overview
Wednesday May 29, 2024
07:00 PM ET
UT MPH Online Program Overview
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
12:00 PM ET

Request Information

By submitting this form, I agree to be contacted via email, phone, or text to learn more about the programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.