I really like their focus on health policy within the curriculum. I would really like to work from a policy perspective so their curriculum (as well as their location) greatly appeals to me.I am curious why you are interested in GWU. I applied but am now not interested bc the MCH staff is so small. So I would love to hear your thought
Hi there - I am deciding between GW and Hopkins and am interested in MCH. I was wondering if you could tell me how satisfied you are with the quality of classes, professors, support at GW. Do you feel confident about job prospects after graduation? What do you love/dislike about the program at GW? Thanks so much!I'm also currently at GW, finishing my MPH in the MCH program, so I may be able to answer specific questions about the program.
Thanks! I appreciate your insight tremendously! It is so hard to decide. If I knew I could get a job out of GW, I'd do that as it would be a lot more convenient. I am just worried about job prospects as I don't have the type of background you do. Do your fellow students all seem to be in a position to get good jobs? Particularly those without PH backgrounds prior to school? To professors seem willing to help you make connections and find jobs? Thanks again.I do see room for improvement in the program. I think it depends on what you want to get out of it. I like that GW offers flexibility in taking courses, and you are able to tailor your degree (through your electives) to fit your specific interests. I do wish advising was a bit stronger, and some classes are stronger and more rigorous depending on who teaches the course - you can have the same class that differs quite a bit depending on the professor. I feel fairly confident about my job prospects, but I am also not new to public health and took 7 years between undergrad and grad school, so I have a fair amount of work experience to back me up. Being in DC is great because there is so much to do from interning with government agencies, non profits, to community health work. That being said, Hopkins is obviously more well known, more rigorous, and a stronger program. I guess it depends on what you want out of the program.