Women's Studies AB/Public Health MPH(Health Policy and Management)(non-thesis)

The College of Public Health had a 93% placement rate for the class of 2017. While career outcomes vary by concentration, many of our students go on to work in federal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Roughly 15% of graduating students pursue further advanced degree programs. The top graduate schools for our MPH Alumni include medical programs at Augusta University and Mercer University, as well as academic programs at the University of Georgia, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Clemson University.

Top employers include Amazon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Johnson & Johnson (to name a few). Our expectation is that the Double Dawgs pathway will provide a clear step for our dual degree students from the Women's Studies and Sociology programs towards careers in agencies focused on preventive efforts in target populations (i.e. women, minorities, disenfranchised groups, and families). A few fields that will be new opportunities for our pathway graduates include health policy analysts, consultants, and coordinators of public health initiatives.

Admission to Program

After completing 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, students will apply to take four graduate courses prior to formal admission to the M.P.H program. This application process will add them to the Double Dawgs Pathway in spring of year 2 or fall of Year 3.


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

HPAM 7010, 3
HPRB 7010, 3
HPRB 7920, 3
EPID 7010, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students are required to fulfill all M.P.H concentration core requirements, a six credit hour M.P.H internship (PBHL 7560), and three credit hour project (PBHL 7800). Graduate credit hours must total 44 or more. Women's Studies majors may elect to focus on either Health Policy and Management (HPAM) or Health Promotion and Behavior (HPRB) concentrations. The courses in these concentrations most easily allow for credit sharing and course substitutions.

Admission to Graduate Program

Participating students will formally apply to the M.P.H program in the fall of year 4 (after completing at least 90 credits of undergraduate coursework) in order to be admitted before the start of spring of year 4.

Students need to have a recommended 3.5 GPA to apply to take graduate courses.
Students need to have a recommended 3.0 GPA to apply to the M.P.H program.
Students must take the GRE or MCAT no later than fall of year 4 in order to be considered for admissions in the M.P.H program.
GRE recommended scores are 50th percentile or above in quantitative, quantitative, and analytic portions of the exam.
MCAT recommended minimum scores should mirror the average for the state, which is currently 509.
Students must complete all HPAM or HPRB graduate course and fieldwork before they obtain the MPH.

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: Women's Studies A.B.
  • Department/College: Institute for Women's Studies

Advising Contact

  • Name: Cecilia Herles
  • Email: cherles@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-0734
  • Address: 18 Gilbert Hall

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact