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So i found out that i didnt get into emory last night :( :( and the rejection has really reduced my morale. I still have applications out there but i dont know if my chances for any of them are good.
Should i just forget about grad school and get a job as a research assistant for a while... maybe then my application will be more competitive.
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Hi there! Cheer up! As you said, you have other applications out there that you are still waiting on. What would be useful to you is if you can pinpoint why you may have been rejected to Emory. Is it because you did not have enough experience etc etc? If your heart is set on getting into an mph program, I would definitely try again. In the meantime, keep your head up bc you may get accepted into one of the other schools! Good luck! :)
 

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I'd say this, if your heart is set on Emory, or someplace else that you don't make, and you visit and aren't into the places you do get in, there's something to be said for taking a year or two to really get some quality experience and beef up the resume.

I'll say this. I didn't put enough work into my law school applications and adding to the resume in the year before I applied. As a result, I missed out on my dream school, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the place I ended up. It worked out for the best, and before applying for MPH, I learned my lesson and really focused on some good extras onto my resume: journal publication, better grades than undergrad when I wasn't quite serious enough, and more school specific essays on the applications themselves. We'll see if it gets me into my dream school here, but I've certainly had good luck so far in the process.

Bonus that any income from another year working will reduce student loans and help you out in the long run.


All that I guess adds up to nothing. If you NEED to be at Emory/wherever else, I guess I'd say take a year, but give your other schools a look before making that decision. You never know who'll surprise you.

Best of luck.
 
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I really wouldn't worry about it. I, too, got rejected from Emory for an Epidemiology MPH but have been accepted at Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Columbia, Yale, Univ. of Washington, Univ. of Minnesota, and Tulane University. Just because one doesn't accept you doesn't mean the others won't!
 

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WOW! you got in all those places and Emory no??? Nice to know actually....I only applied to Emory in my app year!
 

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WOW! you got in all those places and Emory no??? Nice to know actually....I only applied to Emory in my app year!


I am, however, a current undergrad (as the name may indicate), so perhaps they don't like taking their own, or are trying to become more diversified or something. However, if anyone has any questions about Emory, I can try to answer them.
 

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wow, one would think it would be the other way round ( them taking their own first)
 

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wow, one would think it would be the other way round ( them taking their own first)

Actually, no. Many, many programs refuse to take their own students. Often times, it's highly encouraged to diversify your education so being at the same school where you apply for grad is not necessarily a good thing.
 
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