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16 minutes ago, DraPHt2016 said:

Thanks! Did you ever receive anything official from them or only the update in the portal? I emailed Dr. McCoy and the PH Coordinator on Friday. :angry:

And @TFPubHealth

Do you know if they offer funding for those applying for the spring semester? I'm interested in applying but don't know if I should just wait until next year. 

 

Also, anyone applying to usf's drph.... How many years of experience do you have ? Is there funding? Feel feel to PM with any info. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, hccgrl said:

And @TFPubHealth

Do you know if they offer funding for those applying for the spring semester? I'm interested in applying but don't know if I should just wait until next year. 

 

Also, anyone applying to usf's drph.... How many years of experience do you have ? Is there funding? Feel feel to PM with any info. Thanks!

I applied to USF and was rejected. MPH and 6.5 years of public health experience. Idk what they wanted! lol Per the website DrPH students aren't eligible for doctoral fellowships, but they are eligible for various school scholarships. 

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22 minutes ago, DraPHt2016 said:

I applied to USF and was rejected. MPH and 6.5 years of public health experience. Idk what they wanted! lol Per the website DrPH students aren't eligible for doctoral fellowships, but they are eligible for various school scholarships. 

Thank you. Yea, i have 8+ years of working in health care and 2/8 have been as a project coordinator in community health, so it seems as though I'd have to wait a few more years to apply for that program.  They were my dream school for years, until I did a campus tour and met with a handful of faculty for their PhD program... I couldn't get a feel of what they wanted, but it sure as heck seemed like it wasn't me. Granted, that was a different department than the Drph, but still. 

Did you have any contact with that department or any faculty? Have you asked them why you were denied?

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20 hours ago, hccgrl said:

Thank you. Yea, i have 8+ years of working in health care and 2/8 have been as a project coordinator in community health, so it seems as though I'd have to wait a few more years to apply for that program.  They were my dream school for years, until I did a campus tour and met with a handful of faculty for their PhD program... I couldn't get a feel of what they wanted, but it sure as heck seemed like it wasn't me. Granted, that was a different department than the Drph, but still. 

Did you have any contact with that department or any faculty? Have you asked them why you were denied?

Wow! 8 years is a lot. I don't think you would need more than that to apply, but what do I know :D

I had contacted a professor I was interested in working with before I applied and I felt like we had a good connection. I asked about how the admission decision was made/how I could improve and I got the following blanket statement:

"Please note that your  application was carefully reviewed by a faculty admissions committee. Due to the large number of applicants, it is essential for the faculty committee to select the most qualified students with the best possible faculty match for maximum success in the doctoral degree. The decisions are final  for this admission cycle. However you are welcome to appeal the decision for Fall 2019 with an updated resume and personal statement, and we will add your appeal to the applicant pool for Fall 2019 to be reviewed by the faculty admissions committee."

That does not really tell me a whole lot. Maybe my personal statement needs fine-tuning(?), though I thought I was very concise and specific regarding my interests.

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On 4/8/2018 at 4:57 PM, TFPubHealth said:

Just an update, I checked my application status online and it does say admitted, I haven’t received any formal written acceptance from the school as yet so you may want to check the online portal. 

I just asked for an update was told that they are still reviewing my application......:mellow:

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On 4/16/2018 at 3:25 PM, DraPHt2016 said:

Thanks! Did you ever receive anything official from them or only the update in the portal? I emailed Dr. McCoy and the PH Coordinator on Friday. :angry:

I finally received an official letter this week in my email. It was from the Graduate School, not the department itself 

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On 4/16/2018 at 3:39 PM, hccgrl said:

And @TFPubHealth

Do you know if they offer funding for those applying for the spring semester? I'm interested in applying but don't know if I should just wait until next year. 

 

Also, anyone applying to usf's drph.... How many years of experience do you have ? Is there funding? Feel feel to PM with any info. Thanks!

I’m not sure about Spring funding but I know most of their assistantships are filled already (that’s what they told me) so I would assume you’d have a better chance applying in the fall & talking to a specific person you’d want to work under. 

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On 4/16/2018 at 10:23 AM, TFPubHealth said:

Good luck! & I’m not sure about attending, still waiting on funding, that’ll be the deal breaker for me. 

Did you end up deciding on FIU? Do you mind sharing what your funding package looked like?

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23 minutes ago, DraPHt2016 said:

Did you end up deciding on FIU? Do you mind sharing what your funding package looked like?

I did choose FIU, I received a graduate assistantship that covers tuition & pays $23k a year

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