Students at Augusta University have the opportunity to integrate medical school with public health course work, community service, and field work. Our MD-MPH is a five-year program, with students first enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia and, for one year, dually enrolled in the Augusta University Graduate School for the MPH portion.

MD-MPH students are able to obtain an MPH degree with 9 less credit hours than the stand-alone program in just one year.


MD-MPH Curriculum

The MPH portion of the MD-MPH degree is a largely online/hybrid program.

Students complete all requirements for the MD degree and an additional 36 MPH credit hours, including a five-hour public health internship. The MPH portion is completed within one academic year, usually between the third and fourth years of medical school, with students returning to MCG to complete their medical training and prepare for residency interviews. Both MD and MPH degrees are awarded at the end of five years.

The MPH curriculum is based on Competencies for MPH Programs developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Students select one of three concentrations:

  • MPH in Health Management (MPH-HM)
  • MPH in Health Informatics (MPH-HI)
  • MPH in Environmental Health (MPH-ENH)

Detailed MD-MPH curriculum sheets for all three concentrations are available through the MD or MPH program offices. See contact information below.

MPH requirements include:

  • 15 credit hours of core public health courses,
  • 12 credit hours of interdisciplinary concentration courses,
  • 9 credit hours of practicum (internship) and a culminating (capstone) experience.


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 The Augusta University MPH program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.



Admission Process

Enrollment in the Augusta University MD program qualifies medical students to apply for the MD-MPH dual-degree program. No additional test scores are necessary. Medical students interested in pursuing an MPH degree must be in good academic standing at MCG, have completed the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 (CK and CS exams) before enrolling in the MPH program, and submit a Dual-Degree Application Form to the MCG Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum, Dr. Andy Albritton, by March 1 to begin MPH courses in August. 

T. Andrew Albritton, MD, MACP
Curriculum Office, GB 3300
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-9458 fax

Upon approval, enrollment in the dual-degree program is straightforward, with limited paperwork.


Application Deadline

March 1 for August admission (after completing USMLE Step 2 CK and CS).



Students pay medical school tuition during the time they are enrolled in medical school and graduate student tuition during their MPH year. Tuition rates are based on in-state residency. 


Contact Us

   Program Director

      Steven Coughlin, PhD
      Associate Professor
      Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
      College of Allied Health Sciences
      Augusta University
   987 St. Sebastian Way EB 1007, Augusta, GA 30904
   706-721-4643       706-721-6067

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   Program Director

      T. Andrew Albritton, MD, MACP
      Professor of Medicine
      Dean for Curriculum
      Medical College of Georgia
      Augusta University
   987 St. Sebastian Way EB 1007, Augusta, GA 30904