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PFRH Departmental Program Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Louise Ferrall (she/her/hers)
23:49
If we have problems with the application getting in on time, who do we contact?
Gilbert Morgan
24:57
Either Kristen or I, we can work with you and the admissions office to help the process.
Isabel Griffith
29:53
Hello! I'm a prospective MSPH student and saw that Biology is a prerequisite for the program. Is it possible to apply without this prerequisite fulfilled especially if you have 3+ years of work experience? Or is it possible to be granted admission with a contingency?
Kristen McCormick
30:11
Hi Isabel,
Kristen McCormick
31:36
Hi Isabel, you can apply even if you do not have the biology prerequisite. IF you are missing a biology course, the faculty would recommend that you take one over the summer before you start the program.
Isabel Griffith
32:48
Thanks! That's helpful to know.
Alexa Bond
33:49
This is sort of an oddly specific question -- I'm applying to the MSPH program, and I had a question about GRE scores - when I took the test, I sent my scores to Johns Hopkins. Does this mean that they will appear on my application automatically ? When it asks if I will be submitting GRE scores, do I have to press yes? Or, is there an option to not show them?
Kristen McCormick
35:20
Hi Alexa, I would advise you to reach out to the Admissions Office to help you with your admissions application.
Alexa Bond
35:29
Thank you!
Alicia Macler
37:54
This is another specific question - I’m interested in women’s health and empowerment both domestically and globally. From my review of programs it appears like I could achieve a very similar curriculum in the MSPH with international health dept and the MSPH in the Population, family, and reproductive health departments. Would you have a suggestion as to which might be a better fit?
Ayeesha Sayyad (she/her)
43:14
Hello! It was briefly mentioned that there is a stipend associated with working in the department. Can you say more about what factors determine the amount of the stipend and for how many years it is available?
Agnes Armstrong
44:03
Can you speak a bit more about the field placement
Gilbert Morgan
44:11
gilbert.morgan@jhu.edu
Michelle Martinez-Baack
44:15
Also, to add one more thing Alicia. There are so so many classes that students in our department typically take that are from the Dept of Intl Health. And, for example, many of our own classes are very internationally-focused. Especially due to our linkage with the Gates Institute :)
Gilbert Morgan
44:29
gilbert.morgan@jhu.edu
Alicia Macler
44:46
Thank you Michelle!
Liane Thornhill (she/her)
45:46
Hello! Is there any institutional information available around demographics for the PhD program (cohort diversity, retention rates, etc.)?
Noor Jaber
46:04
Hello, I am not sure you have addressed the certificate programs already (sorry I joined late), but I have attained an MPH from another CEPH accredited program (American University of Beirut), would I be eligible to apply for the Gender and Health certificate as it mentions this program is restricted to already registered students?
Kristen McCormick
48:39
HI Noor, if the certificate requires that you are already a JHSPH student then it would not be open to non-degree seeking students.
Gilbert Morgan
48:48
https://publichealth.jhu.edu/faculty/directory/list
Alicia Macler
49:20
Kristen, you spoke about how the MHS program is research focused. Would you say the MSPH has the same or similar foundations in research, and maybe expand a little more about what the difference between the degrees is other than length and field placement? Thank you!
Mona-Esmat Jarrah
50:04
I think we also have some questions above from Ayeesha and Agnes we can come back to
Alicia Macler
50:32
And one last question- are masters students paired with advisors and if yes, how does that process work?
Jasmine
50:38
Very valuable information Michelle, thanks much!
Ayeesha Sayyad (she/her)
51:10
Yes, for PhD Students
Gilbert Morgan
52:41
https://publichealth.jhu.edu/departments/population-family-and-reproductive-health
Kristen McCormick
53:16
Hi Alicia, yes, master's students are assigned a faculty advisor based on your area of interest.
Agnes Armstrong
01:03:28
Does the PhD funding also include housing? is there graduate housing available for students on campus? Or are most graduate students living off campus?
Alexa Bond
01:04:05
I know that this is constantly changing, but how are classes with COVID restrictions? Are they currently mostly in-person, or is there still a mixture of online components?
Gilbert Morgan
01:06:48
@Agnes PhD funding does not include housing. But yes, there is available housing for graduate students - https://offcampushousing.jhu.edu/ and https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/community-living/university-housing/
Gilbert Morgan
01:07:51
@Alexa we are currently still having hybrid, in-person and virtual courses
Alicia Macler
01:09:12
@Mona-Esmat and @Michelle, could you speak a bit about how you selected the MSPH vs the MHS or MPH?
Alicia Macler
01:09:21
Thank you so much for all of this insight!
Gilbert Morgan
01:11:09
Bloomberg Fellows email address - BloombergFellowsMPH@jhu.edu
Gilbert Morgan
01:11:26
https://americanhealth.jhu.edu/fellowship
Gilbert Morgan
01:11:55
Only available for MPH and DrPH applicants
Jasmine
01:12:34
Have to leave but thanks so much for all of your help
Michelle Martinez-Baack
01:13:09
There are lots of MSPHers who have come in from several years of work experience though! So it's not entirely just people straight out of/soon out of a bachelor's
Alicia Macler
01:13:52
Thank you!!
Charlotte Greenbaum
01:13:53
Thank you!
Mary D Carmody
01:13:53
Thanks so much for all the information, this was very helpful!
Claire (She/her)
01:14:00
Thank you!
Ayeesha Sayyad (she/her)
01:14:02
Thank you!
최수영
01:14:12
Thank you so much!!
Carlin Aloe
01:14:24
Thank you!
Folake Owoade
01:14:25
Thank you.
Mona-Esmat Jarrah
01:14:27
mjarrah2@jh.edu
Priscilla Aba Aggrey
01:14:28
Thank you for the time and insight given.
Michelle Martinez-Baack
01:14:33
mmart186@jhu.edu
Kristen McCormick
01:14:39
Kristen McCormick: kmccor14@jhu.edu