Why public health and why Columbia?

November 01, 2019

In the Fall, the Beijing Center supports Schools of Columbia for information sessions, providing prospective students and parents a unique opportunity to hear straight from admissions officers, learn about Columbia and New York City, and talk to alumni, peers, and professionals.

On November 1, the Beijing Center supported Columbia Mailman School of Public Health for an information session of the master's/doctoral programs.

Established in 1922, the Mailman School is one of the three oldest public health academies in the U.S and has been at the forefront of public health research, education, and community collaboration. It was ranked #1 in NYC and #4 in the nation school of public health by U.S. News & World Report. Addressing everything from chronic disease to HIV/AIDS to healthcare policy, the School tackles today’s pressing public health issues, translating research into action.

Kristina Onishchuck, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, gave a speech online about admissions requirements, financial aid, and study experience. Xiao (Aria) Chi, alumna of MPH in the Environmental Health Sciences program with a certificate in Toxicology, also shared with the audience her experience at Columbia and her career path.

The session opened a window for prospective students and parents for more information about the School and Columbia and helped them with their applications.