Environmental Health Science BSEH(Public Health Practitioner)/Public Health MPH(Environmental Health Science)(non-thesis)

The College of Public Health had a 93% placement rate for the M.P.H. class of 2017. Graduates with an M.P.H. (Area of Emphasis in Environmental Health Science) are entering technical fields in bench science, environmental consulting, or regulation in addition to going on to further graduate (e.g., Ph.D.) or professional training (e.g., DVM, MD). The M.P.H. (Area of Emphasis in Environmental Health Science) curriculum is designed to address broad concepts in environmental health and public health while maintaining some flexibility to specialize (e.g., toxicology, exposure assessment, water/air/food quality, genomics, etc.). Our competencies reflect both the needs of the field and the foundational training needed to work in academia, government, or other environmental health fields. Recent employers include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Georgia Environmental Safety Division, Georgia Department of Public Health, The Southern Company, U.S. EPA and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Pathway at the beginning of their third year. M.P.H. coursework may begin prior to year 4. However, due to the heavy requirements for the B.S., it may be necessary to delay M.P.H. coursework initiation until fall of year 4. Applicants to the Double Dawgs program are expected to have an excellent academic record (undergraduate GPA of 3.5). Applications will be evaluated each semester and, upon acceptance, new Double Dawgs students can enroll in M.P.H. courses the following semester.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

EPID 7010 or EPID 7010E (3)
HPRB 7010 or HPRB 7010E (3)
HPAM 7010 or HPAM 7010E (3)
BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E (3)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Students would also have to apply for official acceptance into the M.P.H. program no later than November 1 of year 4. Applications should be made to the M.P.H. program (Area of Emphasis in Environmental Health Science) through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service). The application process is detailed at https://publichealth.uga.edu/apply-now/master-of-public-health-program/ and requires a current CV and statement of interest, original official academic transcripts, official GRE or MCAT scores, and three letters of recommendation. Admission to the graduate program requires a minimum GPA of 3.5. GRE, MCAT, and/or TOEFL (as applicable) scores must meet current Graduate School requirements. Some students may be eligible to enter the M.P.H. program in spring of year four.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Kathryn Pollett
  • Email: kathryn.pollett@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1104
  • Address: Health Sciences Campus, 105M Rhodes Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Environmental Health Science B.S.E.H.
  • Department/College: College of Public Health

Advising Contact

  • Name: Anne Marie Zimeri
  • Email: zimeri@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2454
  • Address: 201B Environmental Health Science Building

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Public Health M.P.H.
  • Department/College: College of Public Health

Advising Contact