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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.

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

Nationally Accredited

The UTK Master of Public Health has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for more than 50 years.

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.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2025
Priority Review Date
Oct 18
Receive an admissions decision sooner.
Final Submit Date
Nov 29
Submit all materials by the application deadline.
Classes Start
Jan 21

Frequently Asked Questions

Online MPH students can choose between four program concentrations: 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. 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. Contact an enrollment advisor with any questions or for assistance.

No. The GRE is not required.

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

Connecting with an enrollment advisor will help you:

  • Understand the program admissions criteria and know whether you are eligible to apply.
  • Gain insight into application best practices and how to submit a strong application.
  • Know what to expect in your online classroom, including the level of faculty interaction, program outcomes, and more.
  • Have an immediate line of support in the event you have questions or need clarification about the online MPH program.

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