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  1. It's possible to get admitted without a master's degree, but it likely will limit your options to a small group of schools. There is not set standard and even as someone who was applying to DrPH/PhD programs with a non-MPH, but still relevant master's degree I was getting mixed feedback on my chances. Your best bet is to try to identify your top program choices and then contact the program directly to discuss admissions criteria.
  2. I have a fully funded offer at the University of Maryland, so I'm feeling like I should play it safe and take that opportunity.
  3. GW emailed me back and said I wasn't selected for funding, disappointing but I'm glad I finally know.
  4. I have a friend currently at GW finishing his DrPH and what you've described is what I was expecting in terms of funding. He said in the past they've been very good about finding slots for students on campus and moving them to research jobs as they become available. Both PhD/DrPH programs should be graduating a good number of students this year which makes me more hopeful that there will be more space, but the timeline for that (everyone completing defense/whatever else they need to graduate) and the April 15th deadline probably don't align perfectly. I've emailed GW and will call tomorrow if I don't hear anything back today.
  5. Anyone else get a notification for financial aid from GW? What I'm viewing only offers me $33,000 in fed unsub loans
  6. My friend is currently in the Health Behavior DrPH program and he said the department overall does a good job making sure everyone is getting funding. It does seem this year they accepted a larger cohort of students for both PhD and DrPH so I'm being cautiously optimistic.
  7. My letter says "we are in the process of identifying funding opportunities for which you might be a good fit. The Program Director will be reaching out to you soon to discuss some possible outcomes". I am a little surprised at this since my interview focused a fair amount on my experience teaching, so I was expecting to get plugged into a TA position first. Guess I'm just going to have to wait and see what they have waiting for me
  8. Just got my notice of acceptance from GW's Health Behavior DrPH as well; I hope good news is coming to everyone else soon.
  9. Still no word for me from GW's Health Behavior department, I need to hide my phone so I can stop checking my email every few minutes.
  10. Same for me, no updates from GW's Health Behavior department either. I'm hoping news will come sooner than later.
  11. Have you been in touch with anyone at GW since your interview? I was expecting to get some notification to set up 1:1 interviews with professors sometime this week.
  12. I was checking my UMD application portal and my decision was posted on the 31st - in for PhD in Behavioral and Community Health! No email was sent to me yet though or any further contact from the Department.
  13. DrPH, hope you get an invite soon! Mine came on the evening of the 19th.
  14. There were three panelists on video and I think three professors called in. Good luck on Monday!
  15. I had my interview with GW - Health Behavior today and I felt like it went well - my panel was pretty big so those 20 minutes went very quickly. One professor wanted to follow up with me so I'm looking forward to that next step. Overall, GW was very friendly and I'm excited to see where this goes.
  16. Just got invited for a Skype interview with GW's Health Behavior department, yay!
  17. If they accept me, definitely. The focus they put on students/building community is just what I need.
  18. I had my interview with UMD's Behavioral and Community Health department yesterday - they were so kind. Since I was pulled from the MPH program, we spent a lot more time talking about what would be best for me than other folks will, but overall it was a conversation focused on helping me than a typical interview. Good luck everyone!
  19. I'm really feeling nervous now too, by the time I'm interviewed it will have been a grand total of 12 days that I've known I'm being considered for the PhD program instead of an MPH, eek!
  20. I'm interviewing with UMD's Department of Behavioral and Community Health on Tuesday; the coordinator said other invitations to interview for other departments will be coming shortly.
  21. boisdejasmin

    HGSE 2018

    PSP '11 here, you're a great fit for the program. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I think your interests and experiences align well with those of Bob Selman and Gretchen Brion-Meisels.
  22. Thanks! I really want to be back in the DC area, so it's a close call between GW and UMD, unless one of the other schools I applied to for MPH bumps me up into the PhD/DrPH pool and offers amazing financial aid. But I can't see anything pulling me away from DC if I an opportunity there.
  23. I'm applying to GW's Health Behavior program; I've also applied to MPH programs at Johns Hopkins, Emory, Drexel, and Tulane since some admissions counselors were a bit apprehensive about pursuing a DrPH without an MPH or more coursework in biostats. Undergrad School: Private liberal arts collegeUndergrad GPA/Major GPA: 3.6Major/Minor: PsychologyGrad School: IvyGradGPA (if applicable): 3.8Grad Studies (if applicable): Master of Education in Prevention ScienceGRE: 163 V/157 Q/5.0 AWExperience/Research:- Three years as peer health educator in undergrad- Three years as research consultant writing socio-emotional health curriculum- CDC PHAP program - program coordinator for a school-based STI screening program, program evaluation and intervention development for LTBI patients- Presented twice at PHAP seminars, presented to TB PEN on LTBI work, had poster on same project accepted to TB Union conference but was unable to attend- Fellowship with CDC focused on adolescent health policy Special factors: Some admissions counselors seem to like that I've taken a nontraditional route into public healthLORS: Current CDC manager, 2 program managers and chief medical officer from PHAP host site, master's thesis advisor if need beInterested in: School-based healthcare, adolescent health, socio-emotional development, infectious disease, domestic health policy
  24. I applied to UMD as for the Behavioral and Community Health MPH, but they sent me an email saying they'd like to interview me as a PhD candidate instead. A huge surprise and now I'm both excited, but also quite nervous as I think my research and presentations aren't comparable to having papers published or working as a research assistant in public health. Undergrad School: Private liberal arts collegeUndergrad GPA/Major GPA: 3.6Major/Minor: PsychologyGrad School: IvyGradGPA (if applicable): 3.8Grad Studies (if applicable): Master of Education in Prevention ScienceGRE: 163 V/157 Q/5.0 AWExperience/Research:- Three years as peer health educator in undergrad- Three years as research consultant writing socio-emotional health curriculum- CDC PHAP program - program coordinator for a school-based STI screening program, program evaluation and intervention development for LTBI patients- Presented twice at PHAP seminars, presented to TB PEN on LTBI work, had poster on same project accepted to TB Union conference but was unable to attend- Fellowship with CDC focused on adolescent health policy Special factors: Some admissions counselors seem to like that I've taken a nontraditional route into public healthLORS: Current CDC manager, 2 program managers and chief medical officer from PHAP host site, master's thesis advisor if need beInterested in: School-based healthcare, adolescent health, socio-emotional development, infectious disease, domestic health policy
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