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  1. Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  2. Hello everyone, this thread was pretty popular last year so I thought it may be interesting to those of us applying for PhD programs for the Fall of 2017! Just copying the formatting / information from last year. Feel free to add your info, interests, and then we can all worry together next spring about acceptances! Undergrad School: University of Michigan Undergrad GPA: 3.49 Major/Minor: History If Applicable: Grad School: Master of Health Informatics - University of Michigan Grad GPA: 4.0 GRE or Other Test: GRE: 98th percentile verbal, 70th percentile quant, 98th percentile writtenExperience/Research: 5 years project management in health insurance. 2 years research assistant at Michigan. 3 first author publications . 1 under review publication as first author, 2 conference talks and 3 conference posters. Letters should be excellent. I'm applying to various health policy and management / health services research PhD programs, primarily interested in combining organizational theory and management with research on health information technology. Applied: Harvard, Yale, UPenn, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, UMichigan, UNC, Indiana (IUPUI), Brown, UWashington, Minnesota, Northwestern, Maryland, UCLA, BU. Accepted: Rejected: Waitlisted: Hopefully my quant GRE doesn't hurt me too bad and my quantitative publications make up for it!
  3. Hi All! I am a recent graduate (c/o 2016) interested in pursuing a Masters and/or PhD in Urban Planning in Fall 2018 (Interested in merging Public Health and Analytics - Using City/Regional data to create healthier spaces) Undergrad Major: Global Health and Environment, 3.39 GPA (3.76 major GPA) GRE: Haven't taken it yet, but I'm a decent test taker and will probably score in the upper 70s or mid/lower 80 percentile) Programs: Columbia GSAPP's MSUP (Urban Analytics), UC Berkeley, I have spent the past few months interning at public health organizations (domestic & internationally) Here are my questions: (1) Do I have a chance at getting into Columbia and/or Berkeley? Are there other graduate programs that focus on data? (2) Considering more competitive applicants with higher marks, is it possible to receive a scholarship or RA-ship funding for a graduate program with my grades? How can I become more competitive? I don't know anyone in real life who is in UP, which is why I'm here. Anything is better than nothing, so please please impart some knowledge! Thank you! **Also please do the poll above to help me be more competitive,
  4. I was admitted to the Boston University Master of Public Health program! Just out of curiosity, are any of you still uncertain about the concentration you've chosen? Do you think you might change your concentration after completing some course work? I'm just wondering if anybody else is in the same situation as I am. Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  5. Should I be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree if I'm not entirely sure where I want to be in public health? Would it be an issue to enter the program and then explore where I want to be in the program? Is it a common occurrence, or do people usually know what they're doing 100% when they enter the Master of Public Health program?
  6. Which school has a better MPH program, George Washington University or Boston University? Specifically which school has better Community Health and Global Health programs? Thanks!
  7. Hi everyone! If you have decided to attend Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in Fall 2017 (like me) then feel free to join the Facebook group I just created so we can connect with each other, ask questions, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527643387247818/ This group is intended to promote connectivity between students admitted to a Master of Public Health, Master of Science, or Master of Healthcare Administration degree programs at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health beginning in September 2017.
  8. How is CUNY's Master of Public Health program? Also, if I submit my commitment deposit, is it okay to submit a deposit to another school as well if I get accepted?
  9. Hello Friends, As this academic year is coming to a close, and MPH applications will be opening in just 6ish (months depending on where you're applying to of course!), I thought a thread for us to discuss, share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and the trials and tribulations of MPH applications would be helpful. I also find it helpful to know who's applying where I'm excited to start this journey and I'm hoping we all see acceptance letters/emails in under a year! Schools/programs I plan to apply to: UBC MPH UBC MSc in PPH (still need to start looking for a supervisor, how soon is too soon?) SFU MPH
  10. How is the MPH program at the CUNY School of Public Health?
  11. How good is NYU for MPH programs? Does anyone know?
  12. Good morning, folks. Now that the decisions period is almost over, I think I could use some advice from you guys, specially those living in the US. I'm a medical doctor in Brazil who did not take the USMLE (my goal is currently to study abroad and to work with research, not to work as a physician for now). I have applied to some public health programs in the US and England, and my desired emphasis in on Clinical Trials and protocols, together with solid epidemiology and biostatistic background. So far, my acceptances: Columbia - Patient Oriented Research (MS) Brown - Clinical and Translational Research (MS, 25% scholarship) Vanderbilt - MPH (Epidemiology track) - waitlisted Pitt Public Health - Epidemiology Tulane - Epidemiology (MS) Oxford (UK) - evidence-based healthcare (MS) UCL (London) - Clinical Investigation (MS) Still waiting for results from Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University. What do locals (and other internationals who know more than I do) think about these programs and about the reputation of the above mentioned institutions? Where would you guys choose to go?? Thanks in advance!!
  13. With April 15th approaching quickly, I am hoping someone can share any experiences from the programs I have been accepted into. All of the programs align with my research interests quite well. Iowa is definitely the most reputable program, but I have lived in the mid-west my whole life and am looking for a change of environment. Any guidance is much appreciated! University of Iowa- PhD in Health Services and Policy: Offered GRA position. Oregon State University- PhD in Health Policy: Offered TA position. University of Colorado- PhD in Health Services Research: I have not received an official letter at this time, but have spoken to both the directors and they are working on a TA funding package. The program is fairly new and has not produced many graduates, but the professors I spoke to assured my that the program will prepare students for academia.
  14. Hi all, I'm looking for feedback from individuals who graduated with PhDs from or have been accepted into either of these programs in Nutrition or Health Policy. What are things I should consider other than the regular research interests match, faculty match, and funding. What did you like about each of the programs? How do you feel your degree and school have helped with your job search. Thanks!
  15. Hello all! I thought I'd start a thread to discuss the funding situation at some of these PhD Public Health programs. I've definitely been feeling overwhelmed in making a decision regardless, and have found that many programs haven't yet provided transparent funding packages, so thought this could serve as a venue for us to discuss our experiences and share insight/advice with one another. I'm currently deciding between the following three programs, all Epidemiology PhD, with the funding (as understood by me currently) described below: Columbia: I haven't heard anything about funding yet, but heard during the interview that they generally have students on training grants or funded with specific professors. Berkeley: Some students are funded through departmental fellowships, or part or full-time work at other institutions (health departments, UCSF, etc.) or with Berkeley professors. I currently work at an institution that I think would be my source of funding. University of Washington: Most students are funded through research assistant or TA positions. If you work at least 20 hours per week, then your UW tuition is waived and you get a general PhD stipend. Most of these positions are acquired through persistence (lots of e-mails!) and applying to posted positions. I don't currently have a position lined up, so am nervous at this point! Any insight or shared experiences would be much appreciated! Congrats to all on getting (almost!) through this year's application cycle.
  16. Hi, what are the pros and cons of doing a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill (Nutrition) versus Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management) [interest is in impact and evaluation of community interventions and policy on nutrition and health outcomes]? I've been accepted to both and funding is not an issue. I'm trying to think in terms of resources on campus, support, cohort size, and job outlook. I don't have an interest in academia after my PhD, just research. Thanks!
  17. Hello, I'm just wondering what everyone's knowledge and personal opinions are toward the Health Promotion stream at UofT. Would you mind sharing anything you know about the job prospects in this stream after degree completion? Competitiveness of qualification against other Ontario MPH students? Your application cycle experience if you applied or decided not to apply? Class size? Anything you can share helps! Thank you!
  18. Hello, everyone. I'm a medical doctor from Brazil applying to some Public Health Schools to get my Masters in Clinical Research (things here in Brazil work the other way round, first you go to Medical School, then residence - mine is Psychiatry - and only after that you can take masters and PhD degrees). Anyway, I'm waiting for an answer from Columbia. Today, they sent me an e-mail to inform that a decision had been made. They give me a pin which I use to create an account. Right after that, I create a password. However, when I finally get to log in, it says "You have not yet started an application using this account.". Has this happened to anyone else? Tried to e-mail them, but haven't heard anything back. Help!!
  19. Can anyone provide thoughts on the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health - Ph.D. in Health Services Policy and Management? Thanks!
  20. So I thought it would be nice to start a new board for those applying and waiting to hear back regarding DrPH programs. This isn't my first rodeo. I applied previously to 4 programs, got into 2 but decided those two weren't the best two for my career goals. The two I didn't gain admission to were better fits. So this cycle I reapplied to both program and added one more. I am waiting to hear back from the following schools: Johns Hopkins University of Illinois Chicago University of North Carolina Would love to hear where everyone else is trying to go, who has had interviews and who was accepted (or rejected :-/) Let the waiting begin!
  21. I got accepted to Columbia on Feb 8th, but I just heard back from UNC today morning. I had made up my mind to go to Columbia and even bought flying tickets to visit the campus for the admitted student day. Although UNC is ranked 2nd in SPH, at this point I'm a bit concerned about the overall school reputation. Just wanted to seek some advice before making a decision. I should still choose UNC over Columbia, right? Thank you in advance!
  22. I am researching graduate programs and am trying to find something that fits my growing interest in the field of humanitarianism, human rights, disaster response, etc. while also addressing my passion for anthropology and global public health. USF has an MA-or-PhD/MPH option combining these things, but I'm having some trouble finding many other universities that offer extensive training and education in all three areas. Another factor making this search a bit difficult for me is my interest in focusing on infectious diseases. Can anyone out there offer any advice in where else I could look? Thanks in advance!!
  23. I applied to USC Health Behavior, UCSD/SDSU Public Health, and UCI Public Health but whenever I call they say they are still reviewing. It's essentially March and it seems kind of late to not hear anything at all. Should I just assume I'm rejected?
  24. Hi everyone! I just received offers to study a Msc in Public Health at UCL, ICL, and LSHTM and am having trouble choosing which school to commit to. I live in the states (though am a UK citizen) and want to learn more about the reputations of the schools, as well as how each programme is unique. Are there strong alumni networks at particular schools? I would love any insight folks might have- I'm sure there are plenty others who are coming up against similar roadblocks in their research on schools. Many thanks!
  25. Hi everybody! I've applied to the University of Toronto Social and Behavioural Studies MPH and the Western MPH but the bad news: last year's GPA: ~3.1 but this year I'm confident that it will be ~3.7 I have no research experience but I got to work in a government position that focused on pesticides and public health and I've been volunteering extensively in the health promotion field for the past few months. I understand that my GPA is definitely lower than most of the applicants and I was just wondering if anybody had any insight on how competitive I would be compared to most other applicants. I'm 100% prepared to get rejected and do a 5th year double majoring in biomed and legal studies but I'm just wondering how I can make my application more competitive after the 5th year. Thanks so much in advance!