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.

Dual Degree Options for Undergraduate Students:


The Double Dawgs Program allows undergraduate 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.  Learn more.

Dual Degree Options for Graduate Students:

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 [email protected].


Year 1

Fall Semester
HPAM 7001: Foundations in Health Policy & Management (1)
BIOS 7010: Introduction to Biostatistics I (Cross Count Course) (3)
EHSC 7010: Fundamentals of Environmental Health (3)
EPID 7010: Introduction to Epidemiology I (3)
HPAM 7010: Introduction to Health Policy & Management (3)

Spring Semester
HPRB 7010: Social/Behavioral Foundations of Public Health (1)
HPAM 7400: Policy Analysis in Public Health (3)
HPAM 7600: Health Economics I (3)
HPAM 7700: Management of Public Health Organizations (3)
PBHL 7460: Professional Seminar (1)
PBHL 7560: APE Advisement (2-6)

Summer Semester
Optional MPH elective (any HPAM, DMAN, GRNT or GLOB course)

Year 2

Fall Semester
ACCT 6000: Financial Accounting (HPAM elective) (3)
ECON 7910: Micro Economics (1–3)
ECON 7920: Macro Economics (1–3)
FINA 7010: Financial Management (HPAM elective) (3)
MARK 7510: Marketing Management (HPAM elective) (1.5–3)
BUSN 7990: Success in Job Search (1-9)

Spring Semester
MGMT 7400: Strategic Management (1.5–3)
MGMT 7120: Operations Management (1.5–3)
MGMT 7050: Organizational Behavior (3)
BUSN 7900: Communication Tools for Career Effectiveness (1–3)

Summer Semester
BUSN 7800: Business Internship

Year 3

Fall Semester
HPAM 7500: Organizational Theory and Behavior (3)
ENTR 7320: Innovation Project (3) or MBA elective
MBA elective (2)

Spring Semester
MIST 7600: Data Analytics (3)
HPAM 7760: Public Health Law & Ethics (MBA elective) (3)
MGMT 7160: Lean Six Sigma or MBA elective (3)
PBHL 7560: Public Health Internship (2–6)

NOTE: Only MPH students pursuing the Health Policy and Management concentration are eligible for the MBA/MPH dual degree.

How to Apply

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 Tucker at [email protected].

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 Tucker at [email protected].

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 the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at 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)

Through the UGA Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) – Master of Public Health dual degree program, students matriculate through the College of Pharmacy’s professional pharmacy (PharmD) program and the College of Public Health’s MPH program with the same total coursework requirements for each degree. The PharmD courses taken for graduate credit will entail additional course assignments over and above the requirements for traditional PharmD students for those courses taken for MPH credit.

The program is only open only to students who have been accepted into the UGA PharmD program. Interested applicants must apply to the Summer term following their first year in PharmD. The summer application deadline is March 1.

For information on this program, please contact Dr. Duc Do, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, at [email protected], 706-542-7287.

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 [email protected].

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 the 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.