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1 hour ago, ChelMPH said:

Status changed to under review for U of A today, progress...I wish Canadian schools sent out decisions as early as U.S. schools. Patience is key I guess...

My status for U of A is showing ‘Pre- screeening’ from past soo many days but nothing has changed till now.. let’s see 

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Applying to grad schools has made me appreciate weekends so much more. Weekends are such a reprieve from emails and grad school worries. Here is to another week of waiting  

Just received an offer for mph from waterloo ??

As excruciating as the pain is, it is still early in the game. It's March, and most decisions go until June. It's good to find healthy ways to process the information but we shouldn't let go just yet.

2 hours ago, ChelMPH said:

Status changed to under review for U of A today, progress...I wish Canadian schools sent out decisions as early as U.S. schools. Patience is key I guess...

My status changed to "Under Review" 2 days ago, and I have been waiting since mid-October. Meanwhile, I have already heard back from 2 of the US schools I applied to :(:( . I hope we will find out soon. Good luck!

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7 hours ago, ChelMPH said:

Status changed to under review for U of A today, progress...I wish Canadian schools sent out decisions as early as U.S. schools. Patience is key I guess...

same! ahhhhhh the waiting game is a difficult one. best of luck to you and the rest of us :)

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Just to let McGill applicants know, I received an offer for the MScPH program on Wednesday. Offers are therefore trickling in. If anyone has any insight into the program that they would like to share which could be useful for those accepted or future applicants, I would greatly appreciate it. Good luck to those waiting to hear back and congrats to those who have already heard back! :)

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Hey! I only applied to Western's MPH- What do you think my chances are?

Average: 91%
President and founder of an organization that builds confidence/public speaking skills in community youth
4 years of clinical research (around 800+ hours)
2 years of part time of a public health related research project 
Lots of executive positions within clubs at the school community, in which some of these clubs were global health/public health oriented (was able to show some advocacy , leadership)
Some academic awards

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28 minutes ago, mphkeener said:

Hey! I only applied to Western's MPH- What do you think my chances are?

Average: 91%
President and founder of an organization that builds confidence/public speaking skills in community youth
4 years of clinical research (around 800+ hours)
2 years of part time of a public health related research project 
Lots of executive positions within clubs at the school community, in which some of these clubs were global health/public health oriented (was able to show some advocacy , leadership)
Some academic awards

Your credentials look great! 

On a general note, I work with graduate students and their best piece of advice for applying to grad school and receiving acceptances and rejections is that it's best to recognize that graduate schools accept students on different merits. For example, if you apply to graduate schools that are thesis or research based, potential supervisors play a role in the types of students they want to take on because they have to carefully consider a) if they'll have funding to do research and b, which students they would want on their research. That means it can vary year to year how many students they take on.

For other programs the requirements do play a role. For example, if a school wants their future applicants to have a strong mathematical background, that plays a huge role. If a school want students with diverse experiences, that affects their who they select to be a part of their cohort. I've seen students rejected out of medical school who have perfect GPAs and great volunteer experience simple because they scored a decimal point less than the person that was given a seat. 

The healthiest way to cope with graduate school admissions and not get stuck in an unhealthy mental loophole is to recognize that they accept on different merits and after your application submission it is out of your control. You submitted the best application that you could and it's best to occupy this time with hobbies, work, or other activities. Don't let the decisions of graduate schools reflect on yourself because there are many variables out of our control :)

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McGill has also sent out rejections. I received on today. I applied knowing that it was a long shot. I understand that it is quite a quantitative program and my calculus and statistics marks barely made average, so their decision it is understandable. Good luck to everyone!

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3 hours ago, futurejdmph said:

has anyone gotten any update on their application status from SFU? I haven't seen a single update at all - it hasn't been updated to even "submitted" or anything for me - is anyone else seeing the same thing?

My application has said "submitted" since January 15th with the green dot beside it but other than that It's been radio silence. If it doesn't say submitted, it may be good to check in with the grad advisor to make sure your application went in okay!  Wishing you luck :) 

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31 minutes ago, SophieFujii said:

My application has said "submitted" since January 15th with the green dot beside it but other than that It's been radio silence. If it doesn't say submitted, it may be good to check in with the grad advisor to make sure your application went in okay!  Wishing you luck :) 

thank you for letting me know!!!! I really appreciate it and good luck to you too :) 

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39 minutes ago, thaniecs said:

@futurejdmph I don't have any updates on my application either. I don't have "completed" or "submitted", just info about the program I applied to with application number, dates, etc. Did you find out anything?

I have the same thing (just info about program, app number, and dates). So just to make sure, everyone is talking about what it says under the "Application Status" tab on their SFU application account? 

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2 hours ago, thaniecs said:

@futurejdmph I don't have any updates on my application either. I don't have "completed" or "submitted", just info about the program I applied to with application number, dates, etc. Did you find out anything?

 

1 hour ago, openarms said:

I have the same thing (just info about program, app number, and dates). So just to make sure, everyone is talking about what it says under the "Application Status" tab on their SFU application account? 

Yes under the "Application Status" tab it is completely blank for me as well! I e-mailed the faculty of health sciences graduate program secretary and will update you guys once I get a reply! 

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1 hour ago, Nicc92 said:

Hi Everyone

Did anyone hear from UBC MPH or MScPPH? Also are there any international applicants who applied to these programs? Care to share your credentials etc. Good luck everyone!

Hey! International applicant here! I applied to MPH at UBC. 

Currently an international student in the US, BS in Public Health. cGPA 3.7/4.0; last 2 year GPA 3.9/4.0

Main public health experience:

  • currently interning at a local health district (epidemiology office), Zika surveillance and education project, tool development for syphilis data collection
  • interned with the executive office at a local hospital and society for public health educators, assisted in continuing education credits application, data entry for WIC annual survey and medical records for a school system, HIV/AIDS outreach
  • I did an independent study for the health district's community health assessment, no publications though
  • some extracurricular: 2 years as a resident assistant and lab assistant, mental health forum speaker, 2 honor societies (president of 1), part-time student loan specialist at my school

Good luck!

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