Dual degree offerings between the full-time Master of Public Health (MPH) and other undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the University of Georgia allow students to pursue an academic combination tailored to their goals. You must apply to each program separately to earn admission.

Undergraduate Dual Degree Options:

Honors B.S./MPH

The UGA Honors Program, in collaboration with the UGA Graduate School and College of Public Health, provides students with the opportunity to plan a curriculum leading to both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in four years.  The Honors Program assists potential candidates throughout the process. Advisors direct them to participating departments, guide them through the requirements of the involved schools, and help departments and deans monitor each candidate’s progress.

Accelerated B.S./MPH

Facilitated by the UGA Graduate School’s Accelerated Master’s Program, undergraduate students at the College of Public Health can expedite the completion of both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree over a five-year span.  Interested students should contact the MPH Program Coordinator Mumbi Okundaye at mumbi@uga.edu.

Double Dawgs Program

The Double Dawgs Program allows students to accelerate their progress toward a master’s degree by taking graduate-level coursework during the final year of their undergraduate studies. Students save time and money by earning a master’s degree in one year instead of two and enter the workforce with a more advanced complement of knowledge and skills. A current list of available programs offered in partnership with the College of Public Health may be found on the Programs page. Search for “public health.”

Graduate Dual Degree Options:

Business Administration and Public Health (MBA-MPH)

Individuals who wish to work at the intersection of business and public health can earn both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Public Health (MPH) in three years through this accelerated program. MBA-MPH students first complete a full year of courses in the MPH program at the College of Public Health; followed by a year of courses in the MBA program at UGA Terry College of Business. The final year features content from both programs. For more information about the MBA/MPH curriculum, you may contact the College of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management at hpam@uga.edu. Regarding admissions, we recommend you apply and enroll into the MPH program first, then apply to Terry College at the end of your first semester. For admissions information, please contact MPH Admissions Coordinator  Lindsey Whittaker at mph@uga.edu.

Law and Public Health (JD-MPH)

The Juris Doctorate (JD) – Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree program integrates legal and public health knowledge and skills at the professional and scholarly level. To be eligible for the JD-MPH dual degree program, applicants must apply separately and be admitted into both the JD program at the UGA School of Law and MPH program at the College of Public Health. Requirements for admission for each individual degree program must be met for consideration for the dual degree program, with the exception that the MPH program has agreed to waive the GRE requirement and consider LSAT scores instead. Learn more about the program of study here. For admissions information, please contact MPH Admissions Coordinator Lindsey Whittaker at mph@uga.edu.

Medicine and Public Health (MD-MPH)

Physicians who pursue advanced training through a MPH degree are able to recognize the scope of health problems, address specific populations in need, and match resources that will protect and promote health for individuals and communities.  Students admitted into Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership can pursue an accelerated MPH degree through the UGA College of Public Health. Learn more here.

Pharmacy and Public Health (PharmD-MPH)

Open only to students who have been accepted into the Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the UGA College of Pharmacy, the dually enrolled student will successfully matriculate through the professional pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program and MPH program at the College of Public Health with the same total coursework requirements for both separate degrees. The Pharm.D. courses taken for graduate credit will entail additional course assignments over and above the requirements for traditional Pharm.D. students for those courses taken for MPH credit. For information on this program, please contact Trina von Waldner, Pharm.D., at tvonwald@uga.edu, 706-542-4539.

Social Work and Public Health (MSW-MPH)

The Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree program at the University of Georgia provides students with an interdisciplinary education using biopsychosocial and epidemiological perspectives to address critical health issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. Students must apply and be admitted to both the MSW program in the UGA School of Social Work and the MPH program in the College of Public Health to be eligible for this program. Each program has its own admission criteria and process for admission. Please click here for information or email mswmph@uga.edu.

Veterinary Medicine and Public Health (DVM-MPH)

This five-year, concurrent dual degree program allows students to pursue both a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Georgia.  Students who have already been accepted in Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine can apply for the program upon the completion of their sophomore year. Learn more about the program here.