Hi everyone, I thought I would throw this question out to everyone and get everyone's opinion. I'm choosing between three schools for a PhD/ScD in epidemiology: choice 1: Harvard, with a tuition waiver, but no living expenses. In Boston, that can be killer, and I am already in substantial debt. choice 2: Yale, with a full tuition waiver and stipend of close to 26,000k a year choice 3: UWashington, with tuition waiver and a small stipend each month (no where close to Yale's), but for only 9 months. It seems from reading postings, that Yale's reputation in public health does not fare well. Is it worth it though to go through the agony of worrying about how I'm going to pay for food/rent? Is the job opportunity gap that great? I thought it may be helpful to get people's thoughts.