Lool I've been checking my portal and emailing with no luck. Financial aid responded to my emails saying that they don't know how the dual degree thing works but they just as clueless as me.. not very reassuring. Been asking questions since Monday and no answers...I never received an email but I had an aid notification in my portal!
All these are really so true. I was really impressed and they managed to convince me that it is the best program for me. Most important factor was that they made me feel like my success was their success too. I am definietely going there!! If you have any ideas for house search, please let me know.My thoughts on Visit Emory (note: I already committed, and I haven't visited anywhere else, so take that into account when reading this.):
- Curriculum leaves plenty of room for electives, which can even be taken from schools outside of Public Health (Business, Law, Undergrad, etc.)
- Focused a lot more on practical experience than classroom studying (could be good or bad depending on your future plans)
- Certificates give the option for sort of a pseudo-minor
- At least for BSHE, most classes will have few-to-no tests, and will instead have group projects and papers (can't comment on other programs, since I only know about BSHE).
- The faculty seems to be very supportive in helping with the Practicum and Capstone/Thesis, and just generally there to help in any way that they can.
Overall, I was really impressed with what I saw there.
- Research opportunities and practical public health experience abound, with a large contingent of people getting a position at the CDC.
- Student loans abound, but almost everyone gets a job, or continues their education upon graduation (they claim, but I haven't fact-checked that).
- Cost of living is a bit higher than I'm used to, but Atlanta should still be cheaper than cities where some other top programs are located (Boston and New York come to mind).
- Everyone seemed really relaxed, and there was a really chill vibe that I got both days I was there. This is a big one for me, since I was looking for the opposite of my experience applying to med school last year.
- TRAFFIC. I actually once saw a firetruck struggle to get through the traffic when I was there. Not looking forward to that.
Hi. I'm also between brown and columbia. But I wanna do phd in epidemiology.Brown and Columbia are very different schools. Feel free to PM me for more info, but here's a basic run down:
Brown: small student body, low student:faculty ratio, flexible curriculum. strong research focus
Columbia: large student and faculty body, resources of NYC, extremely structured curriculum, strong practice focus
Yes, I think it would. The flexibility of the Brown curriculum means you can focus more on research during your MPH and hopefully get a few publications on your CV before applying to PhDs.Hi. I'm also between brown and columbia. But I wanna do phd in epidemiology.
If brown has strong research focus, will brown be better for transiting into phd program? thanks a lot.
That's awesome to hear! What department are you in?So those of you wondering about financial aid package from Tulane, I was able to call them today and got answers that no one in the school of PH has gotten any financial aid/loan package yet and that they are still processing. Since they don't have a deadline for enrollment, they just said students would get the package as soon as possible.
However, the staff was able to give me the amount of loan including federal direct loan and PLUS loan, and work-study if offered. He said this should be the exact amount of "financial aid" that I should be receiving soon and that there will be no changes unless the school mentioned anything about scholarships in the acceptance letter.
I think this ends my decision making process. I will be attending Emory in the upcoming fall!!
Thank you so much! I will definitely do that. I'm also very excited and scared about my big move because I'm from CA.Nice! If you want to discuss Emory among future classes, electives, and living/housing searches you're welcome to DM me! I'm getting nervous yet more excited as the day for my big move to ATL is getting closer!
I was there too and same, I was very impressed. They really know how to sell it! I still have some thinking to do before I make my final decision but I really liked what they had to offer.I attended Yale's Open House yesterday and completely fell in love.... I'd also love to hear what other attendees thought!?
Financial aid LOL.....i haven't gotten a decision from Berkeley at all still. This just reminded me to call them and see what's up.Has anyone received financial aid info from Berkeley? It's down to Berkeley and UCLA for me, and I want to see both packages before making a final decision. I've gotten information from everywhere else already and am anxious to finalize my decision!
I called Berkeley last week and they said that they will not be releasing financial aid information until June.Has anyone received financial aid info from Berkeley? It's down to Berkeley and UCLA for me, and I want to see both packages before making a final decision. I've gotten information from everywhere else already and am anxious to finalize my decision!
I hear you - I've been eagerly awaiting Berkeley's fin aid info as it's one of my choices right now but at the visit day they admitted they might not get that out to us by the April 15th deadlineHas anyone received financial aid info from Berkeley? It's down to Berkeley and UCLA for me, and I want to see both packages before making a final decision. I've gotten information from everywhere else already and am anxious to finalize my decision!
GW Public Health - 2019 Admitted Graduate StudentsDoes anyone know the FB groups for GW or Berkeley? Or any other resource to chat directly with students about questions on the programs/ housing etc.?
Hey everyone! If any of y'all are going to Emory this fall and are looking for housing starting in June, please message me!