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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).

 healthy tennessee workplace

The University of Memphis is Named a Healthier Tennessee Workplace

Healthier Tennessee is an initiative of the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, which promotes healthy workplace conditions at businesses across the state.  The University of Memphis was recognized for its innovative program, Memphis Healthy U, which encourages faculty, staff and students to move more, eat healthier and be tobacco free.  Activities include the Midday Moves physical activity program, weekly nutrition seminars, Tiger Bike Share and other initiatives.  The School of Public Health helps spearhead Memphis Healthy U.

New SPH 

The University of Memphis Receives a $575,00 Gift to Create New MPH Fellowships

Click here to read the full announcement.

asos mahmood syria

MPH Student Addresses Health Issues in Syrian Refugee Camp

Asos Mahmood, an MPH student, conducted his practicum in the Arbat Camp in Iraq this summer with the World Health Organization's Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean.  He worked to identify potential innovative approaches to improve health systems in refugee camps.

News Archives


Dean Lisa Klesges Welcomes New Students at the Fall 2014 New SPH Student Orientation.

Modern Healthcare Ranks U of M's MHA Program Among Top for Physician-Executives.

M. Paige Powell, PhD in Health Systems Policy and Management, discusses the ACA Healthcare deadline on WHBQ. 


Upcoming Events

and Important Dates

August 20
12 - 1pm

International Student Orientation
(University Center) 

August 20
1:30-4:30 pm

School of Public Health Orientation for new students
(117 Robison Hall) 

August 20
4:30-6:30 pm

School of Public Health Student Social
for all SPH students and alumni
(117 Robison Hall)

September 13
6:00 pm 

Public Health Student Association Social
Dinner and Bowling
click here for details 

Quick Links

MHA Program

MPH Program

PhD in Epidemiology

PhD in Health Systems and Policy

PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Healthcare Interpreter Program

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