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MPH in Canada Prospective Student


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Hi All, 

I posted the following questions in another location but I figured this would be a more fitting place (i'm new here). In addition maybe we could all post our stats so we know what our future cohort is looking like! 

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Hello! 

Im currently just in my last year, finishing my undergrad. Once I graduate I hope to attend a school in western Canada to get my MPH or MSc with a public health/health focus. I've heard that MPH programs in Canada are insanely competitive and i'm getting concerned at my chances of getting in. My choice school is UBC followed by SFU and lastly U of A. I've talked to UBC and SFU about average ages and GPAs/average grades of the most recent cohorts (an A- and 3.66 respectively) so i'm curious how these programs can be SO competitive with rather meh (if I can say that) average grades, how much do they consider grades... can my GPA make up for my lack of experience? My stats are as follows: 

-Bachelor of Nursing, GPA 3.90 (i've done a lot of my practicum in community settings with focuses on immigrant/ community health) 

-Various Research Assistantships with areas of research focusing on health experiences/nursing/health care utilization focuses

-I volunteer in the hospital 

-Worked consistently throughout my undergrad (in an unrelated field albeit, however its brought some concerns regarding social inequity to light for me) 

-Member of the undergrad nursing committee at my school 

I feel like I would be able to get fairly good letters of reference and could write a pretty great LOI but i'm so concerned with my chances! If anyone has some insight that has been accepted or is in the process I would greatly appreciate it. Additionally if anyone has insight into UBC's MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH (MSC) vs. their MPH as far as how competitive it is pros/cons I would greatly appreciate it! If anyone had advice to up my chances of getting in I would really appreciate that as well :)

Thanks in advance

Cheers! 

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Judging from your academic background and practical experiences, I think you are definitely competitive for an MPH program! SFU's program is relatively new and it should be less competitive than UBC or UofA. Just work on your personal statement through the summer. I think you should be just fine :)  

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19 hours ago, COGSCI said:

Judging from your academic background and practical experiences, I think you are definitely competitive for an MPH program! SFU's program is relatively new and it should be less competitive than UBC or UofA. Just work on your personal statement through the summer. I think you should be just fine :)  

Thanks for your insight! Very appreciated :)

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