The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) Program at Meharry Medical College has, for more than 30 years, trained students from all regions of the United States and other countries to become health care leaders in the public and private sector, as well as voluntary and community-based organizations. Its mission is to improve the health of minorities and members of underserved communities and decrease health disparities, through instructional excellence, evidence-based research and cultural competence.

Meharry’s MSPH program was the first in middle Tennessee to receive accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students selected for the two-year program receive extensive classroom training and gain work experience through externships at Meharry’s partner sites including the Metro Nashville Department of Health and out-of-state partners such as Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Students now have the opportunity in two short years not only to pursue the MSPH degree, but also to earn a certificate in health policy on campus at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.


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