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    MDMS2020 reacted to CancerEpi2020Fall in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    I got accepted to Harvard PhD in Population Health Science (epidemiology) today after getting waitlisted for about 2 months! Full funding with stipend too! I guess waitlists do move and I'm so happy I didn't completely lose hope earlier.
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    MDMS2020 reacted to Mon_Epid2020fall in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    @Epi2020@meatbao@HealthPolicyEconPhd@waba2iyat Congratulations! I also received offer from Michigan Epi Phd Program with a stipend of $32k per year, guaranteed for three years, RA position, and I am out of state. I think this stipend is a satisfying one compared with other Epi phd programs. I think Michigan is good at helping Phd students get funding, but it might also depends on mentors.
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    MDMS2020 reacted to NotaBene in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    I really hope funding comes through. I didn't get into a program that I thought was a truly excellent fit and felt deflated; I later learned that they have a quota for students working on specific subject matters and were taking 1-2 students in my subject matter of interest. I share this just to say if you have to reapply to get a funded offer you are not a failure. It really seems there is an element of luck that does play into this process. I don't think not getting in is a reflection on you and your worth as a researcher- just of some really tight budget constraints in public health, especially under the current political climate. And it does seem like this year was especially rough, based on a few conversations I have had. Chin up!
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    MDMS2020 reacted to GlobalHealthPhD2020 in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Has anyone decided/committed to a program yet? I'd love to see where people are going  
     
    I committed to Brown's BSHS program this morning, so excited to meet anyone headed there as well!
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    MDMS2020 reacted to Epi2020PhD in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    This is true across the board. Hopkins pays way less than national averages (SPH, Medicine) because they can and they'll still get top people because of the prestige. I've also heard - and I could be wrong - that the public health school rankings are all down to amount of grant funding the school pulls in and has nothing to do with academics. If that's true it checks out with an earlier comment about how JHU professors are chasing down grants all the time.
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    MDMS2020 reacted to GlobalHealthPhD2020 in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Also worth noting that all departments within the same school can have different funding available! All of my funding is related to health behavior, but I know it can be totally different for nutrition/EHS 😊
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    MDMS2020 reacted to kmande in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Emory is $31,775 per year, tuition waiver, and health insurance fully covered. Guaranteed for five years, with the expectation that you RA 12-15 hours a week your first year, and TAing both semesters your second year. Also, significantly lower COL than many other cities. I've been surprised how few people are talking about Emory on here based on ranking and support offered!
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    MDMS2020 reacted to PhD2020EPID in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    When I tried to apply Emory, I noticed the strict requirement of maths. Although I learned a lot about statistics, I still missed some basic maths. I just give up applying. So disappointing.😕
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    MDMS2020 reacted to GlobalHealthPhD2020 in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Wow thank you so much for making this, it will be so helpful for people applying next year especially! 😊
     
    My only contribution is that you’re right that UNC does only guarantee funding for the first year (unsure stipend amount), after that you’re on own I believe to find your own funding unfortunately ☹️
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    MDMS2020 reacted to hopeful2020PhD in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Thank you for doing this! I wish I had this knowledge *before* I applied the first time. And this is pretty accurate for UW, UCSF, and Harvard. It is so disappointing that some PhD programs would make unfunded offers at this level. 
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from GlobalHealthPhD2020 in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 reacted to Soychorizo in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Agreed with you - I can't believe Yale and Harvard offer the same for how different the COL is in Boston vs. Yale! Granted Harvard offers 20x the number of places. 
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    MDMS2020 reacted to leafypoet in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    I have to say that JHU's funding package is enormously disappointing, for a university that frequently refers to itself as the pre-eminent school of public health in the US (and globally). Being a graduate student is hard enough from an academic viewpoint, but having to be responsible for your living expenses during that time? 
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from LisaNucar in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from leafypoet in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from gradschooltime in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from hopeful2020PhD in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from PhD2020EPID in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Just some approximate numbers and points: (Hey friends, please edit or complete this list, it can be really time-saving and helpful for the next year applicants)

    Yale : 36k guaranteed for 5 years with a responsibility of 2 semester TAship
    Harvard: 36k guaranteed for 4 years with 1 semester TA responsibility (Hopeful2020PhD please correct me)
    Brown: 36K guaranteed for 5 years, but all semesters should be RA or TA from the first semester
    UCSF: almost 40k stipend for 4 years
    Hopkins: Just tuition is guaranteed for 4 years, if get funded, almost 24k per year
    Penn State Uni: 31k stipend (not sure about duration)
    Tulane: 25k per year (not sure about duration)
    UPenn: 34k per year (not sure about duration)
    Emory: >30k (not sure about duration)
    BU: >30k (not sure about duration)
    UofMinnesota: 24-25k (not sure about duration)

    Some top-ranked places in which it's possible to get admitted but without funding at least in the first semester(s): JHU - Columbia - Uni of Washington - Pittsburgh - UNC(?)

    In my viewpoint--regardless of ranking, reputation, fit, and etc--just based on living expenses, years of guarantee, stipend, and responsibility: Yale and Brown are offering the best funding package among top 15 public health schools.

     
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    MDMS2020 reacted to hopeful2020PhD in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    I can give you an overview of offers I have received. All 3 in high cost of living areas, and all 3 are competitive schools
    School 1: 50% tuition remission. Nothing else. No stipend, have to purchase own insurance, and have to pay the other half of your tuition.
    School 2: Full tuition remission and about 40k per year in exchange for working half time throughout the program. 4 years funding.
    School 3: Full tuition remission, insurance, and about 36k per year in exchange for TAing one class, one time, over the whole length of the program. 4 years of funding.
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    MDMS2020 reacted to leafypoet in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Dear friends, I have some just wonderful news for you. I got into the Harvard School of Public Health Master of Science (Epidemiology) program, and will be taking it in addition to continuing my post-doc fellowship here at the medical school. I didn't get into the doctorate program, but this will give me an opportunity to finish my projects here and to fulfill my dream of being a physician-scientist. Whether I re-apply for the PhD remains to be seen, but my application for the next cycle might be more competitive. I am indebted to my professors here for pulling strings so that the financial burden won't be too great. 
    Thank you all so much for your support. I really appreciate it, and hope I was able to support you also during this very stressful time. ❤️
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    MDMS2020 reacted to sleepycat123 in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Apologies for the very late response. Nothing really changed about my application other than few additional papers (not first-author) and having a strong(er) POI and establishing a connection with them beforehand. PhD programs are not necessarily a reflection of your own competency but rather the circumstances of the department. Sometimes, politics in the department dictates who gets to have a student that year or other things that we have no control over.
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from NotaBene in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Mine is also under review. Honestly, I'm praying to be rejected to officially accept the Brown offer  
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    MDMS2020 reacted to Soychorizo in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Finally some good news!! I got into Stanford! They called to tell me and I have no idea what they said to be honest
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    MDMS2020 reacted to Ivin in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    I just go accepted into my top program (The JHU Mental Health Program). I am in extreme shock and I am so so happy. I never thought I would receive this opportunity😭😭
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    MDMS2020 got a reaction from LisaNucar in PhD Applicants: Fall 2020   
    Mine is also under review. Honestly, I'm praying to be rejected to officially accept the Brown offer  
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