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  1. @MNCH Hopeful@EpiZero63Have either of you heard from the new GWU Global Health program yet?
  2. I reached out to admissions to find out. Here's the reply: The timeline for the Global Health Sciences Ph.D. program is the same as the other programs. Please allow 4-6 weeks of departmental review and to receive a decision. Apologies in advance for any delays in receiving a decision. We've received a record number of applications this cycle and so the admissions committee has a large queue to review.
  3. I ended up applying to a different department, but I believe the funding is the same. The change is that tuition is now 100% covered, whereas before it wasn't. My understanding is that there are some stipends available via department scholarships, but most students will need to piece together their own living expenses through TA-ships, consultancies, etc.
  4. I did my MPH at Hopkins and most of my classes were in that department. My advisor / LoR-writer is the SBI program director. I LOVED my experience working with professors from that department. They're all incredibly supportive. Early in the process I connected with my advisor and she got me in touch with current and recent students. I'm sure she'd be willing to do that for you too. I ended up not applying to that department for research fit, but it is a great department. Hope that's helpful.
  5. No idea! It wouldn't hurt to ask. Admissions has been pretty responsive with questions that I've asked thus far. If you do ask, could you share back here?
  6. I decided to apply; did so this past weekend. It's exciting that they're starting the new program. It sounds great - I went to the info session back in Feb.
  7. To all of the aspiring DrPHers: My husband graduated last year with a DrPH. While he was a student, he started an org called the DrPH Coalition with classmates and colleagues across different DrPH programs. It's an awesome network of DrPH students and alum. The group aims to build a community of DrPHers, bring awareness to the degree, and advocate for more DrPHers in public health leadership positions. They organize events to hear from leaders with DrPH degrees, among other things. Check it out! https://drphcoalition.org/
  8. My husband just graduated from the HSPH DrPH program last year. My understanding of that program is that they look for people who have very ambitious leadership aspirations. When he interviewed, he told them that he aspired to be the NIH director. They are also very intentional about putting together a cohort. His classmates all had unique interests and backgrounds. It's almost like they try to get one of everything, and work very hard to build a cohesive unit. I would try not to take it personally - it's such a crapshoot. You are likely very very qualified, but they could have been looking fo
  9. Yes this is my first cycle. Congratulations on getting into some PhD programs! It's all such a personal choice. If you're asking for my advice, it would be this: You should consider what your goals are (both professional and personal) and if you will be able to achieve your goals through these programs. I made a rubric to help me figure out which programs to apply to this year. It included skills that I wanted to develop, research focus area, but also some quality of life indicators as well! These programs are a huge investment of our time and resources, so they need to get you where you
  10. Harvard PHS GHP, Brown HSR, Yale SBS, Hopkins PFRH There were many other programs I considered applying to this year, but other factors (like geographic proximity to family during pandemic, not being 100% ready to leave my job, strong fit, and funding) kept my list small and ambitious. I'm feeling more ready to take on this step and the pandemic should look different after more people have vaccines, so I'm going to expand my list for next year.
  11. I actually did save it: 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
  12. Rejected from Yale SBS. 4/4 rejections! This is not what I was hoping for this year, but I'm trying to see this as an opportunity for more growth.
  13. Thank you for sharing your reflections! Going into this process I didn't realize how normal it is to have to apply multiple cycles. My husband got into HSPH his first time trying, which skewed my perspective a bit. 🙃 Followed you on Twitter!
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