About the School of Public Health

In a world of pressing health concerns, a degree in public health can make a difference. The University of Memphis School of Public Health (SPH) offers a new undergraduate program in Public Health, as well as three master's degree programs (Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Science in Biostatistics);  three doctoral programs (Social and Behavioral Sciences; Epidemiology; Biostatistics); and a variety of joint-degree and certificate programs.  One of the unique aspects of SPH is the way our students serve the community as they earn their degrees. Students and faculty work closely with officials and community leaders, conducting research that leads to changes in health policies. We are engaged in our community and collaborate with local, national, and international health organizations. Because of these relationships, our students have more opportunities for internships and graduate assistantships with leading health organizations.


Only CAHME-Accredited MHA Program in TN The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  SPH is also a member of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH). The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is one of 83 programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and the only accredited program in Tennessee.

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