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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Major, MPH


The MPH is a non-thesis program requiring completion of 42 hours of course work including nine weeks of field practice. The field internship provides a full-time experience with an affiliated health agency or organization offering one or more health programs. Of importance, field practice allows the student to apply academic theories, concepts, and skills in an actual work setting.

Requirements

  Hours Credit
1 Public Health Foundation 17
2 Concentration of Study (Community Health Education, Health Planning/Administration, or Veterinary Public Health) 10
3 Electives 9
4 Internship 6
  Total 42

1 Public Health Foundation courses: Public Health PUBH 509  (2 hrs.) PUBH 510 , PUBH 520 , PUBH 530 , PUBH 540 , PUBH 555 .
2 Community Health Education: Public Health PUBH 550 , PUBH 552 , PUBH 590 . Health Planning and Administration: Public Health PUBH 521 , PUBH 525 , PUBH 560  . Veterinary Public Health: Public Health PUBH 550 , Veterinary Medicine VMD 837 , Comparative and Experimental Medicine CMVM 501 .
3 Listings of electives specific for each concentration are available in MPH program office.
4 Internship: Public Health PUBH 587 , PUBH 588  (field practice with an affiliated health agency or completion of a master’s essay). Written guidelines stipulating eligibility criteria and expectations are available.

NOTE: To meet program requirements, students must select courses in consultation with an assigned program advisor. Program totals are minimums and some students may be required to complete additional course work to overcome background deficiencies.