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  1. Hey everyone! Anyone thinking of applying to MPH programs in Canada for 2021? Share what schools you are interested in, your stats + experiences! And we can discuss!!!
  2. Hello all! I'm an undergrad interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Biostatistics but I'm unsure if I should apply for MS or MPH programs. At this point, I'm planning to pursue a PhD afterward getting my master's and am wondering if I'll be at a disadvantage if I get an MPH. I know that an MS will better help prepare me for a PhD because it'll be more research-oriented than an MPH, but does it really make a big difference to admission committees?
  3. Hi guys! I’m entering the fall of my senior year and I’ve just decided to no longer pursue medicine and get an MPH. Because of this I’ve taken all of the hard chem and bio classes and it’s really done a number on my GPA... my first question is 1) where can I find some statistics on MPH admissions? I’m curious on my chances of getting accepted into the programs I’m looking at and at most I’ve seen a few programs state their average GPA. And 2) what are some good ideas for work experience to get in between undergrad and the MPH? I’m very open minded but I am interested in epidemiology. I live in VA so should I pursue opportunities at organizations in DC? CDC/WHO? Thank you! Anything helps!
  4. I just wanted to create a space specifically for people that are applying or have been accepted to epidemiology programs so we can chat.
  5. Hi all! Title about says it all, I'm trying to decide today and I've narrowed 5 choices down to a final 2 -- Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and University of Michigan. I'm interested in human behavior and health education, with a specialty in sexual and reproductive health. Here are some factors: Emory + I went to a visit day and was really impressed - Have both a HBHE program and a concentration for sexual reproductive health under global health concentration - Expensive! I feel the material they've sent about how much the school costs esp in comparison to others has been misleading + offered me a 20k scholarship (split between both years) yesterday - but would likely be $100,000 in debt unless other funding comes through (tuition + living expenses) + my favorite school + connections to CDC, other public health orgs Michigan - missed the visit day because of COVID, have had spotty experience connecting with faculty +/- Have HBHE program, sexual health classes but not defined track or concentration +++ Offered me a 50% tuition scholarship, would likely need to take out little to no graduate plus loans for tuition and living expenses - my admission is contingent on taking and passing a math class this summer + high name recognition across fields of study Other info: I was also accepted to UIC, UCLA, and Boston. I officially declined UIC yesterday. Cost of living appears to be similar for both areas
  6. Hi, I am a physiotherapist (India) with an MPH (UK) living in Canada. I want to pursue a career in Epidemiology. Although I have a masters degree in public health from the University of Brighton (UK), I m unable to find jobs in epidemiology. I reckon its because of the lack of experience in the field. I would like to do a course in epidemiology to advance my career. Could anybody who's already in the field, shed some light on this? Also, are online courses from reputed universities as good as on campus degrees? Thank you in advance.
  7. Has anyone else applied for the fall 2019 admissions at the School of public health, University of Alberta? Any progress on the applications? Any feedbacks you've heard from them or got any decisions yet?
  8. Hello, I am a recent graduate. I am planning on starting my Master's in Fall 2020 however, I am not sure of which field to focus on. In the future I want to work for an NGO, and focus on program implementation and evaluation. I'm also interested in healthcare administration. What would be the best concentration to focus on for my masters? Also, if anyone did a general MPH, what were your career options? Any comment will be appreciated!
  9. I am preparing to apply to MPH and/or MHA programs for this upcoming Fall 2019 cohort. I have made my list of top schools, but after taking a step back I am worried my list is setting unrealistic expectations for myself. I am not sure how strong of an applicant I am on paper, and I don't want to set myself up for failure. I would really appreciate any advice about the likelihood of getting into my top choices (list below), so I can know if I should reevaluate my list. I graduated with my BS in May of 2018 from a state university in the southeast with a 3.72 GPA. During my time in undergrad I had an internship with a nonprofit public health organization, I was a research assistant in the PH graduate school Health Promotion and Behavior lab, I also worked multiple jobs on and off campus, and held numerous leadership positions in organizations. After graduation I completed a one-year practice administration fellowship in a hospital in the capitol city of the state. After my fellowship I was promoted to a supervisor in a physician practice. I have not taken my GRE yet, but I plan to take a prep class to hopefully get a decent score. I will have 2 years of work experience post undergrad in health care management experience. Here is my current list of schools I am considering (please let me know if you recommend any others) Boston University School of Public Health Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Emory University Rollins School of Public Health George Washington University Milken Institue School of Public Health Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health University of Michigan- Ann Arbor University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Yale School of Public Health
  10. Hi all,I am hoping to apply for an MPH program for Fall 2020, and would like some advice on pros and cons of different Canadian schools/programs. I am hoping to:-Do a project (not thesis) based program-Do an in-person (not online) degree-Focus in Global Health, with a practicum abroadGiven this, it seems that UofA and SFU MPH Global Health programs would be the best fit for me.I am wondering if anyone has insight into pros and cons of these programs, or insight into any other programs that might suit my interests?Thanks!
  11. Hi all, I am hoping to apply for an MPH program for Fall 2020, and would like some advice on pros and cons of different Canadian schools/programs. I am hoping to: -Do a project (not thesis) based program -Do an in-person (not online) degree -Focus in Global Health, with a practicum abroad Given this, it seems that UofA and SFU MPH Global Health programs would be the best fit for me. I am wondering if anyone has insight into pros and cons of these programs, or insight into any other programs that might suit my interests? Thanks!
  12. Hello! I’m a Nursing Home Administrator and am in my decision process of choosing the right masters program for the Fall. UCLA eMPH and CSULB MSHCA-AP both accepted me, however, I’m not sure which school/ program is best for me. I’ve evaluated the course schedule, faculty, alumni, cost, time, and distance. UCLA has always been my dream school due to its prestige. Conversely, choosing UCLA would mean commuting to LA from OC every other week, taking Fridays off for classes, and hopefully crashing the night at an apartment so I don’t have to drive back the following day. CSULB has it’s pros and cons as well- it’s a hybrid program, so I would only need to commute every Saturday and the other half of the program is online. The drive is only about 20 mins to CSULB vs an hour to UCLA. CSULB is also a third of the cost compared to UCLA. So now the question is- which school and program should I choose and that it would be most applicable to my career in working with older adults as a Nursing Home Administrator? All thoughts are appreciated!
  13. Hi all, I’ve been accepted to two online MPH programs — Michigan and Dartmouth — and am having a lot of trouble deciding between the two. Both will cost me about the same. I plan to work full time during the program and use the degree to move up within my current field (management consulting). I understand Michigan has an actual School of Public Health, whereas Dartmouth’s program is housed within the medical school. Does this matter? Which will look better to employers (should I decide to move firms)? Both programs look fascinating but focus on different areas of public health. Dartmouth’s program is hybrid (requires 3 campus visits a year) and has a heavy emphasis on quality improvement, policy, and data analysis. Michigan’s program is completely online and more of a traditional MPH. I have one week to make a decision! Any feedback/input would be greatly appreciated!
  14. Hi- Wanted to start a topic for those accepted to UPitt for this upcoming fall. I was accepted to the PhD in Behavioral And Community Health Sciences. Anyone else accepted and considering this school?
  15. What factors should I consider when choosing which MPH program to attend? Or straight up tell me where you think I should go lol. I would be pursuing MPH in Epidemiology with a global health/social determinants of health concentration. I've narrowed down 3 schools: UMich-AA, University of Washington, and Columbia (Mailman).
  16. Did anyone apply to USF’s MPH or plan to go? Also, anyone already attending their MPH? I am looking for outside advice from others about the program. Any helpful info would be great. Thank you!
  17. 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
  18. I am trying to decide between the following programs: Emory MPH, Boston University MPH, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor MPH, and Duke MsGH. I have been accepted into all four and need to make a decision soon! I am ultimately deciding between Emory and Duke, but I do not want to completely eliminate BU or Michigan yet. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a significant difference in the way a MPH or a MsGH (Masters of Global Health) is viewed in the job market or in academia. I am coming straight out of my undergrad and I ultimately want to continue my education after grad school (either get a PhD or possibly MD). I am interested in infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness. I was also hoping someone could tell me some general pros/cons of these programs or of their own experience. I am from North Carolina, so I know what life is like in Durham and at Duke, but I have never been to Ann Arbor and I have only spent a short amount of time in Boston and Atlanta.
  19. I am trying to decide between the following programs: Emory MPH, Boston University MPH, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor MPH, and Duke MsGH. I have been accepted into all four and need to make a decision soon! I am ultimately deciding between Emory and Duke, but I do not want to completely eliminate BU or Michigan yet. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a significant difference in the way a MPH or a MsGH (Masters of Global Health) is viewed in the job market or in academia. I am coming straight out of my undergrad and I ultimately want to continue my education after grad school (either get a PhD or possibly MD). I am interested in infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness. I was also hoping someone could tell me some general pros/cons of these programs or of their own experience. I am from North Carolina, so I know what life is like in Durham and at Duke, but I have never been to Ann Arbor and I have only spent a short amount of time in Boston and Atlanta.
  20. Hey everyone. I applied to the following MPH programs: University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, Lakehead and SFU. I've heard back from Saskatchewan so far (yay!) I have a BSc in Global Health. My goal is to work in Health Promotion. I'd like to have temporary placements in different parts of the world (esp. Latin America), but my permanent goal is to work in Northern Canada (I'm from ON, but I currently live in NWT). Could you share some thoughts on these different programs? UofA: specialization on Health Promotion. Saskatchewan: seems great, doesn't focus specifically on Health Promotion but I like the variety of courses (everything from Environmental PH to PH policy...). Lakehead: specialization on Indigenous and Northern Health. SFU: to be honest I don't know much about it. I applied because friends from BC highly recommended it ("It's the Harvard of the West Coast!") ---- Also, could someone clarify this from Saskatchewan: "The School of Public Health has reviewed your application and has recommended you for admission to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS), which is the formal granting body for admissions. Once you accept your seat to the program, we send your information to CGPS for final review. From there, if they believe the student is a suitable candidate, they will send an official letter of acceptance via email and the student will be required to officially accept their seat via an online portal (PAWS). Admission may be revoked if students do not meet the criteria that CGPS has laid out in the official letter of acceptance. The deadline to accept your seat is March 1, 2019. " How does that work? If I choose Saskatchewan, I'm scared to accept their offer, reject others, and then have their offer revoked and be left with no programs.
  21. Hello I'm from India and I completed my MBBS n I want to do mph in canada .. Is it good option?? After mph in Canada what are the placements???
  22. I've recently been admitting to GWU and Colorado School of Public Health for Global Environmental Health. I'm receiving my BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Public Health. I have had 2 years of undergraduate research in a lab. I'd just like to get some thoughts and opinions on what each school is like and which would be a better option? Thank you!
  23. Hi, Has anyone or their mother heard back from UC Berkeley's MPH Program? I applied under Health and Social Behavior, still waiting, and I'm wondering if I have anyone in the same boat with me.
  24. So I was accepted into 5 MPH programs but plan to eventually get a PhD. Would it be bad to ask each school if there's the possibility of applying while completing the MPH and if the credits would transfer?
  25. Just was accepted into both programs. From Colorado and interested in Epidemiology. Wondering if a big name program will make a big difference for jobs even though it comes with a higher price tag. Also, wondering if I would get the same education from Colorado even though its a newer program. Any advice is appreciated! Cheers.
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