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

Career and Academic Opportunities

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.