slaNYC Posted November 13, 2011 Share Posted November 13, 2011 I'm looking for feedback about my chances for admission to PhD programs in community health science type programs and how to sell myself in my SoP. Undergrad GPA: 3.26 UCSB Graduate GPA (I have a MPA): 3.82 NYU GRE: Q: 156 revised (90%) = 720 old version V: 164 revised (74%) = 640 old version AW: 5.0 (87%) I should have 3 great letters of rec. I have worked for a professor doing research since I was in my graduate program (2003). I have managed many large-scale research and evaluation projects and participated in all aspects of the work including design, data collection, interviewing, analysis, and writing. I've also published and presented at conferences including APHA. The prof I work for has allowed me to do whatever I want. I'm going back to school though so I can be a colleague and work on projects I want rather than what she is funded to do. My issue is that all advice (and it makes perfect sense) is that you have to be the right fit for a school. However, I don't have a strong preference as to my content area. I just love to do research and can get excited about many topics. I've done research/evaluations on obesity/diabetes prevention and health services. Though I'm more interested in other topics including substance abuse, tobacco control, reproductive health, violence prevention, and obesity. What I really like to do is to figure out the most rigorous design possible given the limitations of an applied setting, I like figuring out data collection methodologies, and I like being in the field to see the real world. I guess my question is, how should I sell myself to schools in my SoP? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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