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MHA 2018: Applied, Interviewed, Rejected, Attending

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by AbeWoodhull, Aug 29, 2017.

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  1. vnla07

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    Thank you!! This was really helpful :)
     
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  3. vnla07

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    AHH thanks so much! I will definitely use this when I am preparing, super helpful!! you're the best.
     
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  4. ngoesblue

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    UMich holistically reviews each applicant. I would check your scores with the average student profile for MHSA on the UMich SPH website to see where you stand. If you feel that you need to supplement your scores further, focus on your personal statement! Why do you want to do an MHSA and why do you want to do it at UMich? You can also speak about academics here as well if you feel the need to explain your grades. Keep in mind that your GPA was likely different from the average student who completed a bachelor’s degree in the US prior to applying—this will likely be taken into consideration.
     
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  5. ngoesblue

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    Don’t worry! Remember that this is prime application season—admissions offices are likely going through a TON of applications. If you are getting anxious, call the admissions office and ask how long the general timeframe is to hear back from them.
     
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  6. gogreengowhite13

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    I'm not totally sure! I'm from out of state as well, but I still went to the interview because I was within a reasonable driving distance. I'm sure you could ask!
     
  7. MHA2018

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    What does anyone know about the programs at SLU vs OSU? I have been accepted to both and have to choose. I don’t want to sit on two offers. I have been offered a GRA position at SLU as well, but I’ve heard it may be headed in a negative direction.

    I’ve also been offered interviews at Rush and Minnesota. Any advice on those? Thanks!
     
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  8. bds2017

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    Yes
    Yes thanks I will sure review it again. Any idea how competitive to get any scholarship or fellpwship like ra or ta ?
     
  9. bds2017

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    Congrats did u recieve an gra position in osu too?
     
  10. bds2017

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    Any john hopkins admitted student?
     
  11. guitar_playa03

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    Unfortunately the in-person interview is required. I'm debating on if I should go, but to fly out there costs $300+.. and OSU isn't one of my top schools. But then I did spend a good amount of money just applying, and no other schools have contacted me yet about an interview, so what if this is my only one? Argh!
     
  12. AbeWoodhull

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    Officially, Johns Hopkins won't admit anyone until after Jan. 15
     
  13. MHA2018

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    I haven’t been told yet, it takes awhile for them I guess.
     
  14. MHA2018

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    School: Large Big 10 School
    GPA: 3.956 (Major: 4.0)
    GRE: 97% Verbal, 73% Quant, 93% Writing
    Major: Psychology
    Experience (professional or otherwise): Two years working at an academic medical institution, research experience
    Special Factors: Senior in undergrad still

    Applied: UMich, UMinn, OSU, SLU, VCU, UAB, Georgetown, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Rush
    Interview: SLU (11/17), OSU (12/1), Rush (12/15), VCU (declined), UMinn (1/12), UAB
    Waitlist: --
    Rejected: --
    Accepted: SLU (11/17), OSU (12/8)
    Attending: --
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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  15. ParNej

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    First bit of news I’ve finally received... interview with Cornell!


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  16. AbeWoodhull

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    Well I got some good news and not so good news.
    Good news: I was offered a interview with UAB for January!
    Not so good news: UNC said they elected to not decide on my application and will revisit it at a time TBD. o_O

    So between that and not getting an answer yet from my VCU interview, I have submitted applications to Cornell and GWU to try to increase my odds of getting accepted somewhere.
     
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  17. jjsdiner

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    Congrats! If it helps, with UNC that means you can put off having to think about spending the money to go visit them in person for now :)
     
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  18. jjsdiner

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    I got offered to interview at Tulane! Still deciding whether to do the in-person interview or the Skype interview since New Orleans is a bit far from me...
     
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  19. vnla07

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    Has anyone applied to UI Chicago's Health Policy and Administration program? I applied a month or so ago and it is the only school that hasn't given me any sort of notification that they have received my application.
     
  20. ParNej

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    Does anyone know, for students in their last year of school, whether school acceptances are contingent on the grades you receive in the last year? Or is it a case-by-case kinda thing?


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  21. vnla07

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    I feel like its basically if you can keep above a 3.0 or not, considering that is the minimum requirement to get in?? but I'm not 100% sure either :/
     
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  22. NikiP

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    Congrats on your acceptances! I'm interviewing with SLU on 1/26 and OSU on 1/19!!! Considering how the interviews go, I'm thinking I will be in the same boat in regards to being conflicted between the two. How were the interviews at both schools? Any tips? Which direction are you leaning, between the two or another school altogether?
     
  23. joshua22897

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I'm taking a insanely tough Physics class right now (the class average test grade is a 40% and he's not mentioning a curve). My GPA is barely over a 3.0 and I my fear is that I drop to a 2.9 or something because of this one class lol
     
  24. ParNej

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    Did Cornell mention anything in your acceptance?


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  25. MHA2018

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    In my acceptance letters, both are “contingent upon final transcripts”

    Not sure exactly what it means, but worth noting!
     
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  26. bds2017

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    Any john hopkins mha 1st yr or 2 nd yr students?
     
  27. MHA 2018

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    School: UNC - Charlotte
    GPA: 3.2
    GRE: 150 Verbal, 150 Quant, 4.0 Writing
    Major: Sociology, Public Health Minor
    Experience (professional or otherwise): FPHLP (competitive CDC public health internship summer program)
    Special Factors: young applicant, 1st generation college student

    Applied: Saint Louis University(8/27), India University - Purdue University Indianapolis (8/27), Johns Hopkins (9/17), George Washington University (10/25), Xavier (11/9)
    Interview: IUPUI (11/3), SLU (11/17), Xavier (12/8)
    Waitlist:
    Rejected:
    Accepted: IUPUI accepted with small scholarship (11/6), SLU accepted with scholarship (11/17), GWU accepted without interview (11/30), Xavier accepted with scholarship (12/11)
    Attending:
     
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  28. NameTaken

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    School: Large private university
    GPA: 3.6
    GRE: 151V, 149Q, 5.5AW
    Major: Public Health
    Experience (professional or otherwise): 4 years of professional PH experience. Completed 2 internships throughout undergrad, TA for several PH courses, and completed several PH research projects. Currently completing my last year with Teach for America.

    Applied: CSPH, UMN, UMich, OSU, JHU, Tulane (all submitted 11/11, verified 11/18)
    Interview: OSU (1/19), UMN (1/19 - pending new date)
    Waitlist:
    Rejected:
    Accepted:
    Attending:
     
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  29. NikiP

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    I'll be interviewing at OSU the same day!
     

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