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  • 1. Studying in UCLA MINH NGUYEN MS STUDENT IN EPIDEMIOLOGY

2. Introduction University of California--Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public institution founded in 1919. Located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California Four graduate schools in healthcare: David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public health 3. Top ten reasons to study in UCLA 1. Ranking In 20132014 UCLA ranked 12th in THE World Universities Rankings. In 2014: ranked 2nd among public universities and 23rd among national universities in USA 2. Award winning faculty UCLA faculty are Nobel Prize winners, Fields Medal recipients and Rhodes Scholars 3. World-class research Opportunities to work on real, publishable research that has a profound effect on the world. 4. Top ten reasons to study in UCLA 4. Popularity US's most popular university (based on the number of annual freshman applicants) The most applied to university in the world (>105,000 applications for Fall 2014). 5. Honorable Alumni UCLA alumni are known internationally for their success in entertainment, medicine, business, education and politics. There were 7 Nobel Laureates; 12 Rhodes Scholars 5. Top ten reasons to study in UCLA 6. Athletics The Bruins have won 125 national championships and 250 Olympic medals. 7. Balance in Academics and Activities With over 1,000 clubs and student organizations, UCLAs campus is an center of culture, progress and activism. 6. Top ten reasons to study in UCLA 8. Amazing location Located in Southern California, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean and in the heart of Los Angeles, a true cultural melting pot. Its surrounded by Beverly Hills and Hollywood. 9. Wonderful climate 329 days of sunshine a year 7. Top ten reasons to study in UCLA 10. Beautiful campus 8. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Currently has 647 students (409 masters and 238 doctoral), from 35+ nations 5 academic departments: Biostatistics Community Health Sciences Epidemiology Environmental Health Sciences Health Policy and Management Ranked #10 nationwide in Public health 9. Quality in Education Great facilities: library, laptop, study room, etc. Helpful activities: workshop, lunchtime lecture Online system Education quality: discussion, lecture, lab, office hour Caring faculty and staff Social events and networking 10. How to apply Submit application to both UCLA Graduate Division and SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) Items to submit: CV Statement of Purpose Three letters of recommendation Official transcripts GRE score TOEFL score