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hey all..i'm applying to a handful of mph/ms programs in epidemiology or the infectious diseases area. i'm graduating this may with a bs in microbiology and a minor in public health. i think i have good letters, a good sop, a decent gre score (1240), and some good experiences in public health. my gpa is only about a 3.0 though but my gpa for public health classes is a lot higher. i applied to places like GWU, Hopkins, Yale, UPitt, and UAlbany. do you think I have a chance at all??
 

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Hi there,
Don't be discouraged. Your stats were very similar to mine (I was micro, too -- I think people realize it's difficult!), and I only applied to 3 places: NYU, Boston U, and UCLA. In at first two, wait-listed at UCLA. This was a handful of years ago, but I think the point is to go for it and see what happens.
Good luck!
 

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hey all..i'm applying to a handful of mph/ms programs in epidemiology or the infectious diseases area. i'm graduating this may with a bs in microbiology and a minor in public health. i think i have good letters, a good sop, a decent gre score (1240), and some good experiences in public health. my gpa is only about a 3.0 though but my gpa for public health classes is a lot higher. i applied to places like GWU, Hopkins, Yale, UPitt, and UAlbany. do you think I have a chance at all??

I'd say you're most competitive (of the schools you listed) for UAlbany and maybe UPitt. Regardless, you'll get in somewhere if you keep at it. Good luck.
 

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Be encouraged... I have identical stats to you (barely 3.0 actually 2.99) biochem major with 1240 on the gres and I just got into GWU so it IS possible.
 

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I am currently an MPH student at UAlbany and you should have no problem getting into their epi program... its actually really good and a number of upper level classes are geared toward infectious disease epi.
 
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Be encouraged... I have identical stats to you (barely 3.0 actually 2.99) biochem major with 1240 on the gres and I just got into GWU so it IS possible.

and I JUST got rejected. I didn't expect that..
 

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You should apply to BU too....or try applying in a different department and then switch into Epi. Epi is generally the hardest to get into.
 
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You should apply to BU too....or try applying in a different department and then switch into Epi. Epi is generally the hardest to get into.

I didn't apply to Epi. Well, for 2 schools I did. The other ones I applied for Infectious Disease/PH Microbiology
 
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