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Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by healthdisparity, 11.08.11.

  1. healthdisparity

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    As tradition for this time of the year, I thought I would start a thread for people to share their MPH application status for fall 2012. Something like this:

    Share some stats

    Date submitted

    List of schools categorized by applied, accepted, rejected, and waitlist with date of response

    For example:

    GRE: 620V, 730Q

    Undergrad GPA: 3.5

    Experience: Recent graduate; Currently healthcare management consulting intern

    Waiting on: UMich, Boston, Uni of Southern Cali, Columbia
  2. Mystikal

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    GRE: 550V 670Q 4.5 W

    Undergrad GPA: 3.6

    Experiene: Graduating in 2012, one year volunteering at a hospital, two summers interning with a company that was involved in various projects with local hospitals.

    Applying for: Healthcare Management (MHA)

    Waiting: Yale, Ohio State, Boston, South Carolina, and St. Louis
  3. epigirl2012

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    GRE: 1290 4.5 W

    Undergrad GPA: 3.9

    Experience: Ph.D. in Microbiology, postdoctoral fellowship at a state public health laboratory.

    Applying for: MPH (Epidemiology) JHSPH only!

    Accepted: JHSPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: 11.16.11
  4. DrRayden

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    Stats: GRE: 570V/660Q, TOEFL ibt 89/ GPA 3.0 (WES)

    SOPHAS submitted - 11/9

    Applied: Columbia, Emory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, JHSPH, UNC (all MCH/Reproductive health programs)

    Experience: Medical Doctor from West Africa, 2 years working experiences, National Vice President of Medical students association while a student, Participant in >10 international conferences, Member of US based Reproductive health NGO

    I guess at this time my fingers remain crossed and looking forward to a suprise Xmas package:cool::scared::xf:
  5. healthdisparity

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    I wish everyone best of luck!!!! Hopefully decisions start being made within the next month.
  6. Ginger Ale

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    is it possible to get accepted to an MPH program without being complete? I feel like my recs are going to hold me back timewise, and I was wondering if an adcom ever pulled the trigger before receiving all 3 recs
  7. ebp

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    Have you thought looking at other recs? SOPHAS won't send your application without 2 recs, and I would seriously doubt an admissions committee would consider your application if it's incomplete.
  8. Mystikal

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    Accepted to Boston University's Health Policy and Management Program. Pretty pumped. Still waiting on Yale, Ohio State, and St. Louis
  9. Awapi

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    I'm sure every school is different, but all of the schools I applied to last year held your application until it was considered "complete" (i.e. Sophas sent my application without my confirmed GRE scores so the admissions offices held the application until they had them before passing it on to the adcom).

    Some schools only require 2 letters of recommendation and would most likely send it on to the adcom without a 3rd (Per Sophas: SOPHAS will not begin to process your application until at least two letters of recommendation have been submitted on your behalf, your application is submitted and paid, and an official transcript has been received from each U.S. institution listed in your Colleges and Universities Attended section) - so if you are applying to schools that use SOPHAS then they won't get your application without at least two LOR's and then the school will probably hold it until it gets the third if 3 are required for admission or pass it on to the adcom if only 2 are required. Probably the same story for non-SOPHAS schools, if they require 3 then the adcom probably won't see it until they get three, or 2 if they require two.

    Good luck!

    You may have some luck on the MPH Applicant thread with this question as well :)
  10. MPHProspect2012

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    Also accepted at BU! MPH Program with a merit award. Wahoo!!!!!


    Now waiting on Columbia MPH, NYU MPH/MSW, Tulane MPH, Drexel MPH, Yale MPH, GW MPH, Emory MPH, UIC MPH, and UCLA MPH.
  11. mystal

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    GRE: 660V 710Q
    Undergrad GPA: 3.3
    Undergraduate program: self designed global health and nutrition; second major - environmental science

    Experience:

    • graduating this winter
    • international service trip leader in China 3 yrs
    • fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French
    • Chinese TA, four semesters
    • interned at international health NGO
    • interned at GIS company
    • two independent research grants (linguistics in China; documentary film on elementary school garden)
    • research assistant in exercise physiology lab (2 semesters)
    • directed an eating behavior study with research grant
    Applying for:

    • MPH/RD in nutrition from UNC (submitted 11/28)
    • MSPH in nutrition from Emory (submitted 12/3)
    • MSPH/RD in international health (nutrition) from Hopkins (submitted 11/28)
    • MPH in chronic disease epi (SBS) from Yale (submitted 12/3)
    Good luck to everyone!
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  12. mwdl4life

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    awesome! Some of the undergrad research I was involved with dealt with linguistics and the effects of priming on bilingual participants, specifically Mandarin speaking. Even at a school with a very high Asian population, they were very hard to find!
  13. Veggie Monster

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    that's cuz cantonese >>> mandarin in california. :cool:
    why bother learning mandarin if it's not your real ethnic language as a (vaguely defined) chinese american?
  14. mwdl4life

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    Street cred? :cool:
  15. Veggie Monster

    Veggie Monster Former cookie-holic

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    mwdl4life, that's why both of us are going to USC.
  16. mwdl4life

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    :laugh:
    :thumbup:

    Those emoticons do better than I can put into words. Bless them.
  17. Veggie Monster

    Veggie Monster Former cookie-holic

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    GRE: 1250
    Undergrad GPA: 3.5/4.0
    Undergrad Major(s): Political Science

    Relevant Experience:
    -Congressional Intern, U.S. House of Representatives
    -Congressional Intern, U.S. Senate
    -State legislative Intern, (State) House of Representatives
    -Research Assistant, an academic medical center, liver cancer
    -Research Assistant, university department, potatoes and rice
    -Administrative Intern, international hospital

    Applied to:
    - USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
    - Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
    - Cornell University, Sloan Program

    Ultimate Goal: Saving the world from devastation.
    Last edited: 12.02.11
  18. Jamiefrances

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    GRE: 590V, 680Q

    Undergrad GPA: 2.8... SOPHAS calculated it a bit differently than I had hoped, and I think this is really going to hurt my application. I'm hoping they'll maybe see that 90% of my classes are senior level, difficult classes, and that my last two semester GPAs are high 3s , I also had some familial and personal issues going on that I indicated in my Personal Statement... My major is Neuroscience.

    Experience: Some ongoing public health volunteering (but I didn't realize it counted as public health, until I talked to an admissions counselor-- after I turned in my application. She said most schools will go ahead and recognize it as public health experience when they look at my application; I hope so.) And I have about 150-200 other hours of volunteering. I'm involved with our campus UNICEF association, and two academic organizations.

    I'm only fluent in english, but I indicated on my application that I am an 'intermediate speaker' of French, and I know enough Armenian, Italian, Russian, and Spanish to greet people, see how they are going, ask them about their day, and give some directions (I guess that could be useful for Public Health? I indicated I am a poor speaker in these)

    Waiting on: BU, Yale, Hunter, SUNY Downstate, Columbia, Albany, Umass...etc. I'm not very confident that I'm going to get in after the GPA thing, so I'm applying to way too many schools.
  19. Porcupine

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    Good luck guys,

    I haven't applied yet...grrr. Every time I saw the notice line "Please submit your application as soon as possible" I felt so panic....

    Anybody can comment how the "late application" will be in disadvantage compared to "early application" (given both are submitted before application deadline).

    Keep your finger crossed =)
  20. mattelevy

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    Submitted all of my applications
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  21. eagles27

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    Finally done!

    GRE: 500V, 710Q, 4.0W

    Undergrad Major: Biology
    GPA: 3.3

    Experience: currently working for department of health, worked at hospital for 1.5 years as medical assistant, volunteer with public health organization that does work in Uganda, lived 6 months in Mexico as community health intern, steward and health specialist on sailboat for 4 months in french polynesia

    Applied:
    Hopkins (MPH/MBA) - submitted 11/8
    Emory (Global Health MPH) - submitted 12/1
    George Washington (Global Health MPH) - submitted 12/1

    Accepted:
    Rejected:
  22. happyfeet925

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    Congrats on BU! What MPH track did you apply to?
  23. healthdisparity

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    Also in at BU with Merit for Health Management. Interested to hear your thoughts on the School of Public Health, Boston, and the potential of further funding.
  24. MPHProspect2012

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    Thanks! Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  25. MPHProspect2012

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    My sister is finishing up her MPH there, and she has found it to be an excellent institution. Boston as a whole obviously doesn't have what New York or DC or the other major cities may have in regards to the hands on work environment some may be looking for, but in regards to research, you can't ask for more of an academic environment. I personally do not have it at the top of my list to go to, only because it would be ideal for me career-wise to end up in NYC at NYU or Columbia, since my ultimate goal is an MPH/MSW and to work with inner-city youth programs. That being said, I don't think I would be in a bad place if I ended up receiving my degree from BU. What are your thoughts?
  26. MPHApplicant902

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    I'm applying to that too, MPHProspect2012! :) Could you please tell me when you submitted your application to SOPHAS?
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  27. jonsnow88

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    Hey All:

    Stats: GRE Verbal: 590; Quant: 700 ; W: 4.5

    GPA: 3.4 (3.8 last 2 years)

    Applied: GWU, BU, UMich, UMinn, UT-Houston, Columbia, Yale, Emory (went a lil crazy i know)

    App mailed: 11/15/11

    Accepted: BU (HP&M) with merit award on 12/1, GWU (Health Promotion) 12/2/11.
    Rejects: None

    Crazy turnaround times for the above two. Now waiting on everything else.
  28. MPHProspect2012

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    Cool! My apps were all mailed on October 20th. Good luck!
  29. jonsnow88

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    Edit: got my official letter in the mail today. $15,000 merit award. anyone else get that amount? also got a handwritten note from the assistant dean of admissions about my essay. anyone else get somethin like that?
  30. mattelevy

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    I got the same thing... Guess we're not special haha
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  31. jonsnow88

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    haha ah well i figured that. it was a nice touch though. never seen that before from a school
  32. TessTad

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    Congrats !!!
  33. Mystikal

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    Received an onsite invitation from the Michigan School of Public Health today, which includes an interview with a faculty member for the MHSA program. Good sign or something that most applicants get invited to?
  34. healthdisparity

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    I also received the invitation. January I presume? From my understanding, it is a good sign and a pretty standard part the HPM department, especially this early into the admissions process. Perhaps I will see you there. PM for more information if you'd like.
  35. MPHApplicant902

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    Congrats!!

    I'm also applying to BU, Could you please tell me when you submitted your SOPHAS app?

  36. jonsnow88

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    my application was mailed out 11/15/11

  37. Drivers

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    Hi all! I am done being a stalker and going to finally put my info here!

    GPA: 3.3
    GRE: 1310
    Work Exp: Research Assistant for a 1 year and research coordinator for a year. I also have tons of volunteering experience. Currently I volunteer at a needle exchange while being a research coordinator full time.

    SOPHAS mailed 11/22

    Emory gave me my OPUS ID on 12-08 (today!) via email

    Applied to too many ha ha, the majority for health behavior and education
    UW, JHU, Harvard, Berkeley, UNC, Emory and Colorado State

    Accepted: None yet
    Waiting: All
  38. fall2012

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    Even I got my Emory OPUS ID yesterday :) even though SOPHAS mailed on November 15th. :(
  39. jonsnow88

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    just got accepted in Mount Sinai's MPH program. It's not ranked or that well-known for MPH, but as an employee there i decided to apply anyway. nice to have it
  40. member 13588

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    GPA: 3.8+ from small liberal arts college.
    Major: Biology
    Experience: College calculus and organic tutor, fluent Mandarin speaker, research class in molecular biology.
    GRE: ~1400 (160V, 164Q)

    Applied: UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard, Columbia MPH
    Accepted:
  41. Mystikal

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    Congrats Jonesnow.. Never hurts to have a school under your belt to take the pressure off
  42. MPHApplicant902

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    GPA: 3.69 from top liberal arts college

    New GRE: not my best work... can't remember off the top of my head.

    Date submitted: 11/08/11

    Experience: 2 years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at well respected hospital. During Undergrad years; Served as director of a SAT program for low-income youth, Intern in Washington, DC at a non-profit child advocacy center. Numerous leadership positions in college

    __________________
    Applying: BU, Columbia, GW, Pittsburgh, UConn, Brown, Drexel, New York Medical College
    Interested in Behavioral and Social Sciences Track

    Acceptances: University of Pittsburgh (12/1/11), New York Medical College (12/5/11), Drexel University (12/12/11) Boston University (12/17/11)

    Rejections:
    Attending:

    ** Waiting on the others
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  43. Drivers

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    I got my ID on Friday and also got an email yesterday saying it was sent to my department and it should be 3-6 weeks from now. I sure hope it is sooner! Go Emory Go! :)
  44. JMM051

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    Don't forget to count in time for the holidays, as many schools have off between Christmas and New Years. Try not to stress too much if you don't hear after three weeks.
  45. spring6723

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    Hey guys, new around here - discovered this site yesterday when I was being all nuts looking at grad school stuff online.

    Here are my stats:
    GRE: 710V, 730Q

    Undergrad GPA: 3.66

    Experience: 3 years as a RN, working mainly in women's health

    Applied to/Waiting on: JHU and UNC (I feel like I maybe should have applied more places, but these are the only two I really want to go to!)


    I'm pretty much in love with the Maternal/Child Health Program at UNC, so I'm crossing my fingers on that one. From everything I've heard from the open house/here, they tend to be on the slower end of the admission process. It is exciting to see that Hopkins tends to be faster, I'd love to know I got in somewhere sooner rather than later!

    Good luck, everyone!! :)
  46. JMM051

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    Spring-I think you have a great shot at both. UNC's MCH tends to let people know earlier than other departments there and I would be shocked if you didn't hear in January. Good luck!
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    Mystikal and healthdisparity: I also received an invitation to Visit Day at Michigan, January 19th 2012.

    I applied to Michigan's MHSA, Hopkins' MHA, Minnesota's MHA, Harvard's SM2 (mgmt focus), and University of Washington's MHA.

    Had a phone interview at Hopkins on 12/7/11 with Teresa, and have a follow up Skype interview with the director before the year's end. Went very well, though they said they still don't inform everyone of acceptance/rejection until Feb 2012. Had an interview at Minnesota on 12/9, though I'm not sure how well it went.

    I fly into Detroit, MI on 1/18 and still have to figure out a way to Ann Arbor, and also somewhere to stay. I was born in Ann Arbor, so I feel a certain connection…

    Stats:
    GRE: 730 Q, 680 V
    GPA: 3.35, 2008 graduate.
    ~5 years of healthcare experience in roles of increasing responsibility, great letters of rec.

    Any insight to Michigan's visit day? Or follow up emails or packets that you've received? Feel free to PM me.

    Cheers,
    Alex
  48. Mitu

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    GPA: 3.15 (should be higher after this semester, but I dont know how much that'll factor into the decision)

    GMAT: 710 (92nd percentile) AWA: 6.0 (92nd percentile)

    Major: Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
    Minor: Political Science

    Experience:
    -2 summers as an NIH-funded research intern
    -1 summer as an intern at strategic planning department of a major hospital
    -3 years on executive board of fraternity

    Applied (MHA): JHU, Minnesota, Missouri, Trinity, VCU
    Accepted: None Yet
    Waiting: All
    Last edited: 12.16.11
  49. john smith 88

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    GPA: 3.5 - Political Science - Good state school (3.8 major gpa)
    GRE: 90% V - 44% Q - 72% AW
    LOR's: 3 profs, 1 supervisor at public health internship

    Experience: Senate campaign intern, public health non-profit intern

    Applied to Yale, BU, Columbia. Yale is my top choice but im scared of the low acceptance rate.
  50. mizmi

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    I applied to epidemiology MPH programs.

    GRE: 800V 780Q
    Undergrad GPA: 3.8, Biology major/Psych minor
    Relevant experience: a year of research part-time in a lab to complete my senior thesis-- I presented the data in a poster session at a national conference and some of my data will be published; currently teaching English in rural Japan for the year.

    SOPHAS mailed:11/21
    Applied: Michigan, Columbia, Emory, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Boston
    Accepted: Michigan (yay!!!-- was accepted this morning)
    Waiting: the rest

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