I have a Masters degree in public health with bias in Environmental Health and over time I have decided to go for another masters degree in global health
Will my first masters degree limit my chances of securing a scholarship to fund my second masters program?
- Eric Allen expert That's a good question. It's not all that uncommon to see people with multiple advanced degrees and schools shouldn't hold that against you for acceptance or scholarship. However, if they are deciding between you and someone without a MS degree, maybe it will come into play (depends on the school and their strategy for fellowship awards). Part of your chances really depends on the "why" - what is the rationale for the 2nd MS degree? If you are able to provide a clear rationale / delineation from the first degree, you should be in good shape from an admissions perspective, but the funding rationale is often largely individualized on a school basis. Also, don't hesitate to ask an admissions representative at the school you are targeting this very same question to get a clear answer from your target schools. Bottom line - tell the best story you can to make the admissions committee see the value you bring so they will want to offer you a scholarship / fellowship regardless of your academic background.