It’s time for another edition in our monthly series: “What You’re Asking.”
Here’s how it works: I scope out emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and tally the most frequently asked questions. I then answer a couple of the most popular questions here on this blog.
Ready? Here we go!
I’m really interested in your PhD program in epidemiology/biostatistics/health policy/human nutrition/etc. How can I learn more?
Once you’ve identified a program of interest, there are a number of resources at your disposal.
Visit the department’s website
Each of our ten academic departments offer the PhD and all have robust websites. Most provide detailed information on research areas, program goals, course requirements, and even potential funding resources.
Contact your department’s academic coordinator
Academic coordinators know their department inside out. They’re able to answer many of your detailed program questions as well as connect you with additional resources within their program. The contact information for academic coordinators is typically listed on the website or you can email email@example.com for help.
Browse the department’s faculty
You may search our faculty directory by name, department or keyword. You’re not required to have a faculty mentor in place at the time of application, but it’s always a good idea to make sure there are folks in your department whose research interests match yours.
Connect with current students
Through the appropriate academic coordinator or the student websites, connect with fellow students or alumni. Your peers are a great resource – before, during and after your Hopkins experience.
When is the application deadline for the program in epidemiology/biostatistics/health policy/human nutrition/etc.?
We have a number of application deadlines and they vary by department, degree and sometimes by degree track. We will be posting the deadline chart for applications to the 2015-2016 academic year August 1 (the day after tomorrow!).