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I’ve Worked In Public Health For Several Years, But My Undergraduate Grades Were Not Very Strong. What Can I Do To Increase The Competitiveness Of My Application?

First, note that we are looking mainly at your upper division (last 2 years of college) GPA. A couple of bad grades won’t really hurt your application. Be sure to focus on your work experience in your Statement of Purpose. Find letter of recommendation writers who can relate your professional work experience to potential for excellence in the classroom. If you have more questions, you should contact a staff member from the program to which you hope to apply. Contact information is available at

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