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  • #25239

    PHPhD
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    Hi!

    I recently took the GRE and got a 450 Verbal, 640 Quantiative and a 5 on the writing section. I have a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and a 3.6 GPA for my Master’s. I have published multiple publications and have a pretty high position at my job as well as have really great recommendations. English is my second language and I have consistently scored low on standardized tests. I am planning on applying to pretty competitive PhD public health programs. Do you recommend I re-take the GRE or should I focus on my application and in my personal statement write why I did poorly in the verbal section?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    #36252

    Nibor6000
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    Your AW score is quite good despite the low verbal. However, most PhD public health programs require a combined score of at least 1200, if not higher. I think you need to retake the GRE.

    #37103

    sushant@1985
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    i m preparing for gre and widh to do mba again, as once i had completed it,i wish all of you good luck too

    Management student

    #37502

    Tofayelbd
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    If you want to PhD public health programs in a good university, then retake GRE would be a wise decision.

    #37800

    Anonymous

    How pathetic that a stoooopid standardized test that measures a few hours of your life is given so much weight.

    #37851

    Anonymous

    quote:


    Originally posted by wrenchman87

    How pathetic that a stoooopid standardized test that measures a few hours of your life is given so much weight.


    Too much money to be made off them so don’t expect them to go away anytime soon.

    #38019

    michelle1993
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    Instead of b!tching about the test, just study hard and take responsibility for what happens.

    #38068

    sickofdems
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    quote:


    Originally posted by michelle1993

    Instead of b!tching about the test, just study hard and take responsibility for what happens.


    slow golf clap

    #50863

    pinkgirlcollections
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    Yes retake the GRE will definitely help, but if you are going after a PHD program, some highly relevant research experience or relationship with professors might be able to help you offset the GRE verbal a bit.

    #50866

    Guy Simple
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    Good point. Especially if you are looking at more quant PhD areas.

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