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Claire Hazlett
27:34
Are official transcripts required for application or just after admission?
Michelle Garcia
29:14
@Claire: we need official transcripts when you apply
Frances Kiles (she/her), CVNL
29:53
For the public health application, are 2 academic letter of recs required or is it okay to have 2 academic and 1 professional?
Eisert, Samantha E.
30:07
Does the academic letter have to be from a professor that you had a class with or can it be a professor that you were a research assistant with?
Lily Tovar
30:45
If we have been out of school for some time, is it possible to get all letters of rec as professional?
Michelle Garcia
30:59
If you are have worked for less than 5 years of work experience we require 2 academic letters. If you have more than 5 years, all your letters can come from professional sources
Lily Tovar
31:26
Thank you, Michelle!
Michelle Garcia
31:44
For us, we consider academic letters from those who have graded your work
Stephanie Martinez
32:00
Wouldnt we need to submit are unnoffical transcripts, then if we were to be accepted then we submit are official transcripts to the program?
Amy
32:05
For international students could you explain the TOEFL tests
Michelle Garcia
32:57
We need official transcripts at the time of the application
Michelle Garcia
33:13
UCLA requires a minimum of 87 for the TOEFL test
Oliver Ike
36:23
Dr. Abrams is the Department Chair in Social Welfare
Claire Hazlett
38:45
30 is a baby, LOL!
Lily Tovar
44:29
Thank you all for sharing your experiences! I was wondering if someone can help clarify if applying to both programs is optional? Also, if we do both programs, is that an additional tuition? Are both programs done in 2 years? I apologize if this was already mentioned, I might have been taking notes and missed this. Thank you 🙏
Oliver Ike
47:29
You can read our Action Plan to Address Anti-Blackness and Racism here: https://luskin.ucla.edu/social-welfare
Michelle Garcia
47:40
@Lily. You are only assessed one tuition and the degree is completed in 3 years. You can apply to the dual degree or only to MPH or only to MSW
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
49:29
Oh! That reminds me - I did the Community Health Educator Certification in PH and a few certifications in SW so those took extra time too!
norma
51:02
when professors write the LOR who should they address it to in the letter?
Michelle Garcia
53:12
Great advice Brandy! At all stages of life
Michelle Garcia
54:13
Letters can be addressed to the faculty admissions committee
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
54:14
20 HOURS? Wow!
Michelle Garcia
55:02
TA positions pay for tuition and insurance but MPH and MSW professional fees are not included
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
55:37
Happy to talk about that too, its a tough change!
Michelle Garcia
56:16
You can serve as a TA anywhere on campus, not just at Luskin or FSPH. If you have a background in social sciences, languages, life sciences, etc you can serve as a TA. It's a great way to help subdidize your education. You also get a salary 💵
Andi Levenson
57:51
ya I TA in the life sciences department!
Amanda Lynch
58:26
Is there housing for Master students or do most people live off campus?
Andi Levenson
58:54
yes their are graduate student apartments that are off campus or a lot of people live in santa monica and culver city!
Andi Levenson
59:02
there* wow im tired
Michelle Garcia
01:00:45
Student housing is lottery based, so not guaranteed but it's a great option if you can get it
Lily Tovar
01:02:53
Thank you!
andreasisson
01:03:01
thank you!
Oliver Ike
01:04:39
We have a Global Public Affairs certificate at Luskin
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
01:08:04
I loved my internships and am happy to share more about them! I'm currently working where I interned
Andi Levenson
01:09:03
And mph internship is during the summer while msw internship is during the year
Michelle Garcia
01:09:59
admissions@ph.ucla.edu
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
01:10:04
nanasarkadoo@gmail.com! feel free to reach out for anything!
Andi Levenson
01:10:05
Here is my email if you want to reach out! A.levenson@ucla.edu
Michelle Garcia
01:10:15
thank you for attending!
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
01:10:24
we'l share the real tea
Nana Sarkodee-Adoo [she/her(s)]
01:10:29
just kidding! but happy to help
Lily Tovar
01:10:30
Thank you so much! This was so informative!
andreasisson
01:10:32
thank you guys!
Samantha Sidline
01:10:39
Thank you so much for your time!!
Diego De La Torre Rodriguez
01:10:43
Thank you :)
jevangelista
01:10:44
thank you