norin

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Hello,

I have received admit in John Hopkins MPH and Univ of Michigan, I cannot decide which to pick. JH is 11 month program and UM has 2 yr program.

Anyone who is from either these schools, that can advise?
 

sss3

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are you really contemplating which school to go to??? Hopkins, definitely. Better school, and will be cheaper in the end.

What program did you get in to?
 

Cster0905

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Hello,

I have received admit in John Hopkins MPH and Univ of Michigan, I cannot decide which to pick. JH is 11 month program and UM has 2 yr program.

Anyone who is from either these schools, that can advise?

I was admitted to both, as well. Remember that though Hopkins is 11 months, it is designed for a student to be there for 2 years if they wish.

Which program/department are you considering? I'd look at each school relative to the strength of your program of interest.

Keep in mind, as well, that Hopkins usually offers a financial discount for the second year (department specific).

Without delving into specifics, Hopkins is the higher-ranked and more well-known school. Michigan is great but Hopkins is THE name in all things medical and health.

Ann Arbor is suburban whereas Baltimore is urban. Ann Arbor gets a rough winter, Baltimore is a bit more temperate. Not sure what Ann Arbor is close to, Baltimore is close to NYC, DC, and Philadelphia.

A lot to weigh. All things considered, I'm not really looking at Michigan whereas I'm heavily leaning towards Hopkins.
 
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norin

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I am leaning towards Hopkins but the cost for an international student like me is daunting, $70K for 11 months
The cost for Michigan is abt $52K per year.
I have been granted admit in 'Health Behavior and Health Education' program of UM and for Hopkins I haven't decided on the concentration.
 

Cster0905

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I am leaning towards Hopkins but the cost for an international student like me is daunting, $70K for 11 months
The cost for Michigan is abt $52K per year.
I have been granted admit in 'Health Behavior and Health Education' program of UM and for Hopkins I haven't decided on the concentration.
I was admitted UM for HBHE, too. At the end, I'd look at what you want to do with this degree. If it is your terminal degree and you plan to work after earning it, it's hard to go wrong with Hopkins with their widely-cast network and internationally-recognized name. Consider, as well, that the 70K at Hopkins is for the same amount of classes you'd take in 2 years at Michigan.
 

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If the cost is a big concern for you it would be perhaps better to go to Hopkins with the 70K (and hopefully with a job on your second year to pay off some of the debt) rather than the 104 K total cost at UM. 34K difference seems a lot to me. plus you get the Hopkins name/network if that is also important to you.
 

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I am an international applicant and I'd been accepted to the Hopkins MHS program too but have eventually decided on U of M. You have to note that Hopkins doesnt guarantee you an internship in the second year. Also,it sent me a letter stating that I could have to look for an internship in my home country and a list of specifications with which the said internship must comply.

I've known a lot of international students in the US who havent landed jobs and more so now, given the state of the economy. This of course doesn't go on to say that U of M would certainly get you a job or an internship but you could consider that being in school for 2 years and perhaps widening your range of learning will probably make it easier for you.

I understand how it must be for you to decide between these two schools because I was in the same situation. But you must consider your international student status going into an expensive 11 month course at Hopkins.