Morehouseman327: I'm applying to the Health Policy program @ GW. Turned in my secondary application today. Would you mind telling me what your stats are? I'm really anxious to know if I am a competitive applicant. . . Thanks!
...then I should be going to GW in the Fall (COPC, as well)!! I'm going to their accepted students day in March, anyone else going?? I'm from Northern Virginia, so I know DC very well, and I know it's going to be a pain to find living. I'm used to paying $300 / month in Southwest Virginia so it's going to be different! Does anyone know what they're going to do for living? Anyone planning on living outside of DC and commuting?
I was accepted into the maternal and child health program at GW and will also be visiting in March. I haven't seen anything about the program on here, have you guys heard anything about it specifically? I am still trying to decide on what school to go to and I am not sure if I want to do epidemiology or MCH.
Hey morehouseman: thanks for being open about your stats. Mine will probably be about the same as yours. GPA: 3.3 from George Mason University, BA, Psychology; GRE (taking in one week and am not a strong standardized test taker); Internship and was hired at The White House; Internship in Congress; several other political internships. Strong personal statement and recommendations. However, my only worry is that I don't have work experience/internships in the health-field. This is obviously what I want to learn more about and combine with the work I've done in government (policy).
I have not talked to any professors @ GW - how did you set this up? You found this helpful? GW is my top choice so I'm jealous you can be carefree until the fall -- congratulations! I would be just as excited as you . . . but don't want to get my hopes up!
I have been lurking on this forum for a while now and thought I would just make myself known.
I hope to begin at GW in the fall as well, with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health, but I am still waiting to hear back...
If you don't mind, livi37, what were your stats? And how long did it take for you to get a decision?
Did they put this in everyones acceptance letter?....
"The School of Public Health and Health Services Committee on Admissions has determined that you are among our top applicants because you so clearly demonstrated the ability, achievement, character, and motivation that we feel best fits our program."
I currently work at Hopkins so I definitely looked into the MHS program there. I'm in infectious diseases so I can't really comment specifically on health policy. But I chose GW because the MHS at Hopkins is basically a full-time degree but at GW I can still work part-time. Price is not that much different. Obviously Hopkins is #1 in Public Health but GW is also highly respected and their faculty seem a little more accommodating than Hopkins. Being in DC means that GW has some really great relationships with goverment and non-profits too. I don't think there's much difference in the quality of the programs, it's just the Hopkins name carries more weight.hey everyone! for those of you applying or accepted into GW's MPH health policy program, did you guys consider Hopkins MHS in health policy? Just curious if anyone had weighed the two programs and your thoughts.