The University of Memphis School of Public Health offers two dynamic master degrees:
Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration, and three PhD programs.
Occupations in the health care field continue to be in high demand and the School
is poised to prepare graduates to take on leadership positions that will make a great
impact in our society.
The Master of Public Health Program at the University of Memphis integrates academic
rigor with real world solutions to promote healthy communities and environments, prevent
chronic disease, and protect against disease spread. Located in the metropolitan mid-South,
where substantial health disparities exist, our focus addresses urban health concerns
and advocacy for the underserved. The program enjoys a close working relationship
with the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, where monthly roundtables bridge
the gap between academic study and the practice of public health.
We offer a 42-credit hour MPH degree in five concentration areas: Biostatistics, Environmental
Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems Management, and Social and Behavioral Science.
Students may also opt for a generalist MPH. Our program accommodates the needs of
working professionals, with all courses offered in the evening. The MPH practicum
requirement is fulfilled at the Health Department, where students work with preceptors
on projects related to infant mortality, tobacco control, obesity prevention, promotion
of breastfeeding, pollution control, water quality, social determinants of health,
HIV/AIDS risk reduction, immigrant and refugee health, tuberculosis control, or emergency
preparedness. Students also complete a capstone project, which takes the form of either
a thesis or Master’s Project option.