Oct 23, 2013
Other Health Professions Student
I was curious if anyone had any advice about the feasibility of pursuing a PhD in epidemiology after getting an online MPH with a concentration in epidemiology.

I got a job straight after undergrad and my work deals with community-based/in-home care, Medicaid programs, and people with disabilities. I have recently started my MPH online while working full-time, but the more I get into it, the more I am beginning to think that I would really like to pursue a PhD.

Since much of my work is in a very rural area with an older population, I have become very intrigued with the epidemiology of aging and the health of under-served areas and would be interested in researching those topics.

By the time I would be ready to start a PhD program I will have over three years of work experience. My question is if I combine that with a good GPA and GRE scores, will that make me competitive enough to apply for PhD programs or would it be better to look into getting more research experience first?
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