MPH Fall 2017: Applied, Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected!

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  1. caligirl789

    caligirl789 2+ Year Member

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    I already heard back from Berkeley but still waiting on NYU too. But there's still hope, I didn't hear back from UCLA until last week and I got in. Good Luck!
     
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  3. mfieldlacrosse

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    Do you mind me asking when you applied to Berkeley ?
     
  4. absund

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  5. absund

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    I am! Got waitlisted at NYU in feb but still waiting to hear back :/
     
  6. trnks11

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  7. caligirl789

    caligirl789 2+ Year Member

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    I applied back in December
     
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  8. LDK92

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    I am still waiting on NYU...
     
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  9. Krssygrl

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    I submitted my NYU app in late January/early feb and my Berkeley app in mid-mach so I know it may be a while to hear from Berkeley. This waiting game is so worrisome haha but congrats on getting into UCLA and best of luck to you too!
     
  10. gerbz

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    Quick Question - Did anyone get a package delivered to them from Emory with a rejection letter? Or is the package only for people who get accepted?? There is one for me on the way, and I can't wait a week to find out what it says. What a tease.
     
  11. elessien

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    The Package should be only for acceptances. Did you check OPUS for a decision letter? I haven't heard of the package coming before the letter. (I still haven't gotten my package, but I got my letter a while ago!)
     
  12. gerbz

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    I just checked OPUS, and there it says that the admission decision "is not available at this time". Do you think I should call them and ask them whats up tomorrow?
     
  13. elessien

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    Yes, I would definitely call. They do have some communication problems, I had some weird emails from them while I was waitlisted. Better to have clarity. It really should mean you were accepted though.
     
  14. elessien

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    Does it say "Pay Admission Deposit" on your OPUS home page? That will also usually change before the letter is available. I forgot about that part!
     
  15. gerbz

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    It is asking me to pay $300...I'm guessing that is only available to people who are accepted?
     
  16. elessien

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    Yes, If it has that then you are definitely in! Your letter should show up in OPUS in a few days!
     
  17. gerbz

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    SWEET! Just accepted for GLEPI. Geez, that was such a process!!
     
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  18. caligirl789

    caligirl789 2+ Year Member

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    Did anyone have a phone interview for Dartmouth's MPH? I just got an email to schedule one and I'd like some insight on what to expect.
     
  19. Optimistic81

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    It's very relaxed. A staff member/alum will ask you some questions about your background and future goals to assess if you're a good fit for the program. Just be honest and you'll be fine. :)
     
  20. PreHealthGuy

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    I need Advice! I am applying to MPH programs in healthcare administration next year. I need help deciding what schools to apply to. Are there any schools that I am considered a strong applicant when applying to or am I a stretch at most places?

    Undergrad School: Oregon State University
    Undergrad GPA/Major GPA: 3.1
    Major/Minor:
    BioHealth Science/ Public Health
    GRE : Planning on taking it this summer

    Experience/Research:

    -Member of society of healthcare administrators on campus
    -Member of society of healthcare executives on campus
    -Volunteer youth sports coach for a term
    -planning on volunteering at a local veterans hospital this summer.

    PreHealthGuy, Monday at 8:47 AM
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  21. aybha19

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    *UPDATED*
    I wanted to wait to hear back from schools before I posted this. This is for all the people in the future with a low GPA- anything can happen!

    Undergrad School: U of Minnesota
    Undergrad GPA/Major GPA: 2.749/3.2
    Major/Minor: BS Psychology, Minors: Stats and Bio
    GradGPA (if applicable): N/A
    Grad Studies (if applicable): N/A
    GRE (including date taken) or Other Test (if applicable): 3/31/17; Q-162, V- 157, W- 4.5
    Experience/Research (please, be brief): 1st Author of Abstract (Research for 2.5+ Years in Echo Lab)
    Special factors???
    - Volunteer at a Crisis Center for 1.5 Years
    - Intern at a Crisis Center for half a year
    - High up positions of multiple student groups (President, Treasurer, Regional Representative)
    - LORs from Senior Project Professor, Research Coordinator, and Intern Supervisor
    - I put passion and heart into my Personal Statement

    Interested in: Global Health/Behavioral Health/Mental Health
    Applied: King's College London (MSc in Global Mental Health), U of Glasgow (MSc in Global Mental Health), Johns Hopkins (MHS in Mental Health), USF (MSPH), and MPH at BU, NYU, Tulane, U of MN, Claremont, Pitt, Emory, U of MD- College Park, U of TX- Houston, Colorado
    Accepted: U of Glasgow, Emory, U of MD, Colorado, Claremont, USF (MPH)
    Rejected: King's College London, UT
    Waitlisted: N/A
    Attending: Emory- MPH in Global Health

    I haven't heard back from the other schools, but Emory was my first choice, so I'm happy to be going there! This is to show that your GPA isn't everything, and if you really want something, it is reachable :)
     
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  22. Cheddar11

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    Hey everyone, hope the deposit day was smooth and went well. Does anyone know what the timeframe is for waitlisted students after the deposit day has passed? Thanks for the help, and congratulations for all the acceptances and decisions.
     
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  23. absund

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    I have the same issue. I got waitlisted at NYU and I know since the deposit day passed, what is the timeframe of hearing back? It makes me so anxious to be on waitlist because you never even know when you will hear back haha
     
  24. Cheddar11

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    It definitely is a strange feeling. I've been on waitlist since January at Yale and just wanted to see if anyone has any experience/insight with the process and how it works after the April 15th. I hope you'll get positive news from NYU, sooner than later.
     
  25. elessien

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    They will give you a new deadline, my roommate just got off the waitlist at Columbia and have about 2 weeks to let them know. The length of time probably depends on the school, but you do get a new deadline.

    In your waitlist letter they also should have given you a final deadline that they would let you know by. Other than that there's no real timeline, it just depends on spots that are open and who (from regular admissions and from the waitlist) declines.
     
  26. novagirl

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    Hello,
    I am still waiting to hear back from a few schools. I was curious if other students were still waiting to hear back from Boston and Columbia? Also, if you were accepted, how long was your turn around time.
     
  27. novagirl

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    What is your updated list for Accepted/ rejected/ waitlisted? I am just curious because I have similar stats.
     
  28. wwmmkk

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    Going to Brown!!

    It ended up being a hugely difficult choice between Brown and Drexel, but some personal/family business swayed me in Brown's direction. I am a little jealous of the people going to Drexel and definitely wish I could somehow attend both programs.

    Soooo glad this whole thing is over. Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement throughout this process!
     
  29. jcp1991

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    Hello everyone! Congratulations to everyone who has been accepted into their prospective program. For those who are still waiting, hold in there and best of luck. I have finally made a decision after months of deliberation and decided to accept UC Berkeley's offer. The only bummer is that I did not receive any funding. Has anyone who got into Cal received funding?
     
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  30. Sabrinaahm

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    Hey all! A little late here, but anyone accepted to Claremont University's MPH program? Trying to figure out the housing situation! Any advice / input would be appreciated!
     
  31. LDK92

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    I just heard back from NYU and got in! Hope you get good news as well :) It was my dream undergrad and I got rejected so kind of nice to get in this second time around. I will declining though because I already committed somewhere else that better matches my interests!
     
  32. BlaseBlase

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    I've been accepted! I know that they have graduate housing available that you can live in.
     
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  33. beeboops

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    It's difficult to say with any certainty what schools you're competitive for without a GRE score. I would start taking practice tests for the GRE and using those scores to compare yourself to some of the other posters on this forum and seeing what schools they got into. That would probably give you the best idea of what schools you are a strong applicant for.

    Also, I would suggest trying to get more public health experience in. You mention that you're planning on volunteering at a local veterans' hospital this summer, but what exactly will you be doing? Is it related to public health/healthcare administration in some way, or is it fetching blankets and ice chips for patients? Depending on where you are, you could have a local branch of the Medical Reserve Corps. The MRC is a really excellent way to get in some public/community health experience and connect to your own community. Plus, some of the faculty and staff of MPH programs I talked to are MRC members as well, so they really hold the program in high esteem. Feel free to message me if you want to talk more about it! :)
     
  34. caligirl789

    caligirl789 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats, glad you got in! I finally heard back from NYU and got in as well! But I will also likely be attending a different school in the fall.
     
  35. aybha19

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    Hey! I have been editing and updating the same post as I go! I'm still waiting to here back from a few, but I just updated so you can check now :)
     
  36. absund

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    Did they email you or was there a portal?
     
  37. Sabrinaahm

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    Congrats on the acceptance! Do you have any tips on where to rent apartments around the area? Apparrently campus housing is 'limited'; I'm from NY, so I'm completely unfamiliar with the area!
     

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