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The University of Memphis School of Public Health Mission  is to improve population health, promote health equity, and produce the next generation of public health leaders, through innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary education, research, service and community engagement.

The University of Memphis School of Public Health Vision is to be recognized as one of the nation's premier metropolitan schools of public health, and a leader in education, research and practice.

 CEPH Accreditation

SPH Accepted as a Candidate School for CEPH Accreditation

Dean Lisa Klesges is pleased to announce that our School of Public Health has been accepted into candidacy by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to begin our accreditation process. The School of Public Health is now an associate member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).


Public Health Week

National Public Health Week
at the University of Memphis

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) coordinated a week of events to celebrate the 2015 National Public Health Week, April 7-11.  Events included a Zombi Apocalypse, developed in partnership with the University's Drama Club, to promote emergency preparedness.  Click here for more details!

 2015 Public Health Community Scholars

 Five Community Health Scholars Named


The School of Public Health is pleased to announce the first cohort of Public Health Community Scholars.  The following five first-year MPH students were named Public Health Community Scholars:  Angela Askew, Daleniece Higgins, Cyril Patra, Jennifer Richardson, and Lisa Wang.  These scholarships were made possible by generous funding from an anonymous donor.  Please click here for details.

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2014 SPH Magazine

MPH Program is still  accepting applications for Fall 2015.


SPH offers new graduate certificate in Population Health- click here for details!


The University of Memphis Executive MHA, scheduled for launch in June 2015, has been delayed for one year.  The new launch date is May 2016.  Applicants who have already applied through HAMPCAS to be part of the first cohort will not need to reapply.  Applications already in process will be completed during  the current admissions cycle, and decisions will be made.  Admitted applicants will automatically receive a one-year deferral to May 2016.


Hear what our students are saying:

Adam Alexander
Asos Mahmood
Nikko Carlson

Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

April 29-May 5 

Final Exams 

May 9


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