Sociology 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 such as medical or doctoral 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, participating 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 no later than the fall of year 4.


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

HPAM 7010, 3
EHSC 7010, 3
HPRB 7010, 3
HPAM 8400, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Sociology 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.

Students are required to fulfill all M.P.H concentration core requirements, a six credit M.P.H Internship (PBHL 7560) and three credit capstone project (PBHL 7800). The total graduate credit hours must total 44 or more.

Admission to Graduate Program

After completing at least 90 credits of undergraduate coursework, participating students will formally apply to the M.P.H program in the fall of year 4 to be admitted in the 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 early 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, qualitative, 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 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: Sociology A.B.
  • Department/College: Sociology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Kathy Lou
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3192
  • Address: 113D Baldwin Hall

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact