Chemistry BSChem/Public Health MPH(Epidemiology)(non-thesis)

The College of Public Health had a 94% placement rate for the M.P.H. class of 2018. Graduates with an M.P.H. (Area of Emphasis in Epidemiology) go on to work in federal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Roughly 15% of graduating students pursue further advanced degree programs such as business, 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, 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 chemistry, biology and microbiology programs, but opportunities to practice public health as epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, consultants, coordinators of public health initiatives are just a few of the fields that will be new opportunities for our pathway graduates.

Admission to Program

Students may apply to the Pathway no later than spring year-2. M.P.H. coursework may begin prior to year-3, but students must first complete all pathway application and advising prior to enrolling in any M.P.H. coursework. Applicants to the Double Dawgs pathway 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.

BIOS 7010 or 7010E (3)
EPID 7010 or 7010E (3)
EPID 7020 or 7020E (3)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

After completion of up to 12 graduate hours of coursework, students must also apply for official acceptance into the M.P.H. program. This process can occur no later than October 31 of year-4, for a spring year-4 official start term. Applications should be made to the B.S./M.P.H. program (Area of Emphasis in Epidemiology) through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service). The application process is detailed at, and requires:
- A current CV or Resume,
- A statement of interest (max. 1,500 words),
- Academic transcript verification,
- Three letters of recommendation (2 academic and 1 professional recommended)

Admission to the graduate program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. GRE, MCAT, and/or TOEFL (as applicable) scores must meet current Graduate School requirements. Once accepted, students will be dually enrolled in both the B.S. and M.P.H. programs in Spring year-4. Students who are eligible to enter the M.P.H. program in spring year-4 must ensure that timely graduation of the Bachelor’s degree occurs in year-4

Program Advisor

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

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Chemistry B.S.Chem.
  • Department/College: Chemistry

Advising Contact

  • Name: Gary Douberly
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2726
  • Address: 1001 Cedar Street

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Tina Salguero
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6376
  • Address: 1001 Cedar Street

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact