Double Dawgs: School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering

The Double Dawgs Program enables students to pursue dual BS-MS degrees with the opportunity to complete both programs in five years.

The School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering offers the following Double Dawgs options:

  • Agricultural Engineering - BS-MS
  • Environmental Engineering - BS-MS
  • Civil Engineering BS - MS Engineering with Civil Engineering Emphasis
  • Mechanical Engineering BS - MS Engineering with Mechanical Engineering Emphasis

To be considered for the Pathway the student must submit a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

  • Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed all the necessary pre-requisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (CVLE4910, ENGR4910, ENVE4910 or MCHE4910) during Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
  • Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
  • Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next Academic Year (Senior Year in Engineering).   In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects.  By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

During their Senior Year:

  • Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program. 
  • Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.

At the end of the Students Senior Year:

  • If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.


What Students Need to Apply:

The following items should be emailed to Margaret Sapp as a single PDF document using “Pathway Application (Your Last Name)” in the subject line.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must be admitted to the UGA graduate school. The previously submitted application will be considered along with their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL).