Environmental Health Science

Environmental Health Science studies biological, chemical or physical agents in the environment and their effects on human health and ecological systems.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Epidemiology and Biostatistics use quantitative methods to support evidence-based decision making in public health and biomedicine.

Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management studies health care systems, health care reform, health care law, financial management, clinic management, and policy analysis.

Health Promotion and Behavior

Health Promotion and Behavior seeks to educate public health professionals in the social and behavioral aspects of public health and in the prevention of health-related problems and conditions.

Institute of Gerontology

The Institute of Gerontology is the hub for coordi­nating and conducting the University of Georgia’s education, research, and outreach services associ­ated with the study of aging and older adults.

Institute for Disaster Management

The Institute for Disaster Management works with state and federal organizations to develop a coordinated research and training program for standardized mass casualty healthcare nationwide.

Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health seeks to identify best practices of health care throughout the world, to support their dissemination, adaption, and adoption throughout the world in order to improve health care for all.

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

You might think we're one of the healthiest nations, but we're not. Compared to other nations we're lagging far behind. The thing is: It doesn't have to be this way. We can make this the healthiest nation in one generation. Committing to a healthier America is something we all can do.

February 23, 2015

Why did you choose to get your degree in public health?

I came to the University of Georgia to get a Ph.D. in Chemistry and ended up working in the Center for Computation Chemistry doing quantum chemical calculations. At some point I was really not enjoying the work and couldn’t see myself doing this sort of work that seemed so disconnected from the world, just kind of science for the sake of scien...


This event is designed to give prospective graduate students an introduction to the areas of public health available at UGA. It is open to all who are interested in pursuing graduate study in public health.  The event will be formatted into several parts including an information session, admissions overview, break-out departmental sessions and a meet & greet with current students and...