Master of Public Health (MPH)

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The MPH at the University of Georgia was developed to address the critical need for highly trained public health professionals. Through coursework and field learning experiences, MPH students receive training to provide service and leadership in public health in the state of Georgia, for the nation, and around the globe. The 2-year program is designed for health professionals who wish to expand their skills, knowledge, and expertise, and for students who wish to build a career in public health.

Students are admitted for the fall semester each year, and classes are offered on the UGA campus in Athens. The MPH degree is administered through the College of Public Health, not individual departments. Students can choose one of the following concentrations areas: Biostatistics, Disaster Management, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Policy and Management, and Health Promotion and Behavior.

Click here for the degree program requirements.

Use the following links if you would like to visit the departmental pages for the MPH concentrations.  These sites will provide you with faculty directories and research areas.  You will also find spotlight stories on students, faculty, and alumni so you can see first hand what in areas can offer you.

Dual Degree Programs:

Honors B.S./MPH

The combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program is sponsored by the Honors Program in conjunction with the Graduate School. The Honors Program assists potential candidates throughout the process. Advisors direct them to participating departments, guide them through the requirements of the involved schools, and help departments and deans monitor each candidate's progress.

Accelerated B.S./MPH

Accelerated master's programs, which expedite the completion of both a bachelor's and a master's degree over a 5-year span, can place UGA at a competitive advantage relative to other institutions in drawing high quality UGA undergraduates into UGA graduate programs.

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Interested students should contact the MPH Director at


Candidates who wish to work at the intersection of public health and business can earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and an MBA in three years. Students complete a full year in the MPH program followed by a year in the MBA program and finish with a year of content from both programs. We recommend you start the MPH program first and apply to Terry at the end of your first semester. For more information about the MBA/MPH curriculum, you may contact the Department of Health Policy and Management at . For admissions information, please contact Lindsey Whittaker at

Pharm.D./MPH dual Degree

Open only to students who have been accepted into the UGA PharmD program. The dually enrolled student will successfully matriculate through both the Public Health graduate program and professional pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs with the same total coursework requirements for both separate degrees. The Pharm.D. courses that will be taken for graduate credit will entail additional course assignments over and above the requirements for traditional Pharm.D. students for those courses taken for MPH credit. For information on this program, please contact Trina von Waldner, Pharm.D. (


A 5-year, concurrent Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degree program. Click here for more information.


Concurrent enrollment, seven semester completion track is now open to applicants interested in pursuing this dual degree MPH/MSW option. This program is currently offered in either the two-year Clinical Concentration (Social Work) or the Community Empowerment and Program Development Concentration (Social Work) and the Health Promotion and Behavior Concentration (Public Health), with other options anticipated later. Students must apply separately to each program and be admitted into both. Each program has its own admission criteria and process for admission. Please click here for information, or email