artsy16 Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 So recently I've been thrown for a loop and would appreciate advice from those applying now or already in grad school! I'm thinking of MPP programs, but this is a new thing for me because until two days ago, I was dead set on a clinical MSW. Lots of things have been happening recently (including the ending of my junior spring) that have thrown me for a loop. MPP's are attractive to me because I feel like I will actually be contributing to change on a more macro scale (as opposed to clinical MSW where my change is on an individual level). All of my coursework and experience has been practical though, geared toward a clinical MSW, and I'm at a loss for what I could do to get experience in the kinds of things I would be doing as an MPP grad. I prefer to go to grad school right after graduating next spring, but would also be open to a job. With a job though, I'm worried that I don't have the skills/knowledge to get a job that could be an accurate representation of what an MPP position would be like. I will have a psych degree, and my quant coursework is from freshman year and not great grades because I also suffered a concussion that year (2 weeks into the school year!). I can *do* quant stuff, but I didn't particularly enjoy it because I didn't see a bigger picture of how I could apply that to helping people. I never really knew that MPPs existed, or what policy proposal/making entailed outside of being an actual politician. I'm just looking for advice on what I could do to get some experience (what kinds of agencies/jobs would you recommend?). I'm interested in health policy, namely racial/socioeconomic inequality affecting health. My GRE scores are 159V/155M/5W. So far I like the programs at GWU, American, and Georgia State. Thanks so much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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