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
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.
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.