Biological Science BSA/Public Health MPH(Epidemiology)(non-thesis)

The College of Public Health had a 93% placement rate for the class of 2017. Career outcomes vary by concentration. Many of our students go on to federal and state agencies, as well as non-profit organizations. Roughly 15% go on to advanced degree programs such as medical or doctoral programs. The top graduate schools for our MPH Alumni include medical programs at Augusta University and Mercer University, and 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 just a few. It is our expectation that the Double Dawgs Pathway will be a clear step towards careers in the medical field for many of our dual degree students from the biological sciences programs, but opportunities to practice public health as epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, consultants, and coordinators of public health initiatives are just a few of the fields that will be new opportunities for our pathway graduates.

Admission to Program

After completing approximately 60 hours of undergraduate coursework with a recommended GPA of 3.5, students will apply to the Double Dawgs pathway no later than spring of year 3. Application and admittance to the Double Dawgs pathway will allow students to take up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework prior to formal admission to the M.P.H program.


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

EPID 7010 - Intro. to Epidemiology I (elective I)
EPID 7020 - Intro. to Epidemiology II (elective II)
EPID 7410 - Principles and Methods of Field Epidemiology I (elective IV)
EHSC 7010 - Fund. of Environmental Health Science I (elective III)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The MPH is a non-thesis professional degree. Students are required to fulfill all Epidemiology M.P.H program requirements, a six credit M.P.H Internship (PBHL 7560), and a three credit capstone project (PBHL 7800). Graduate credit hours must total 44 or more.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will formally apply to the M.P.H program in the spring of year 4. They will begin registering as full-time M.P.H students in summer of year 4. For this particular curriculum, the summer year 4 semester is mandatory if students are to complete the MPH by the end of the 5th year.
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 early spring of year 4 in order to be considered for admissions in the M.P.H program by the April 15th deadline.
GRE recommended scores are 50th percentile or above in the quantitative, qualitative, and analytic portions of the exam.
MCAT recommended minimum scores should mirror the most recent available data on the average for the state.
Students must complete all EPID graduate courses and fieldwork before they can obtain the M.P.H.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Kathryn Pollett
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1104
  • Address: Health Sciences Campus, 105M Rhodes Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Biological Science (also offered at Griffin and Tifton) B.S.A.
  • Department/College: Poultry Science

Advising Contact

  • Name: Renay Berger
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6543
  • Address: 208 Poultry Science Building

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact