Welcome future global health students!
We are pleased that you are considering Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine for your graduate studies.
Our school is a diverse and multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff committed to improving global health throughout the world. Founded in 1912, we are the oldest school of public health in the United States, and the only institution offering the master of public health and tropical medicine (MPH&TM) degree.
Our programs offer both master's and doctoral degrees from six different academic departments: biostatistics and bioinformatics, global community health and behavioral sciences, global environmental health sciences, epidemiology, global health systems and development, and tropical medicine.
Along with our own prestigious research centers and institutes, the school enjoys reciprocal relationships with other Tulane units, including the School of Medicine, the Tulane National Primate Research Center, the Center for Infectious Diseases, the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, and the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women's Health Education Center.
The school has more than 1,400 students and over 100 faculty. Students, faculty, and staff represent more than 70 different cultures from around the world, forging our own global village right here in the Crescent City. Alumni are spread out around the globe, touching lives and making a difference on every continent and in every imaginable role.
You can apply to Tulane through the online SOPHAS application system at www.sophas.org. Tulane has rolling admissions which allows accepted students to begin their coursework in spring (January), summer (May/June) or fall (August). In addition, we have no MPH deadlines or any secondary application requirements. If accepted, we appreciate if you return the intent to enroll postcard included in your acceptance packet. It is not required that you return the postcard nor is there a deadline to declare your intent to enroll. Regading deferment, once accepted, you have up to two full years to defer your enrollment.
I encourage you to investigate our website and discover all that Tulane has to offer, including outstanding research faculty, an ambitious and eager student body, and thoughtful, hands-on programs of study in the public health sciences. Find out why we say Tulane IS Global Health.
While the website contains an abundance of information, I believe nothing can replace face-to-face contact and I encourage you to visit the school and New Orleans to see for yourself why Tulane's unique learning environment provides the best start to a successful career in public health. My staff and I would be happy to arrange for you to take a tour of the school and the surrounding area, and meet personally with our faculty and students. You are welcome to attend on of our regularly scheduled open houses, but we can also arrange for an individual visit to suit your particular schedule.
If you are unable to visit the school, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally via telephone or email. I can also connect you with our student ambassadors and have teaching and research faculty contact you directly.
We thank you for your interest and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the admissions process, the school, or life in America's most interesting city! You can reach the school admissions office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-676-5389. You can also contact me directly at 504-988-8876.
I wish you well in your graduate school pursuits and hope to be hearing from you soon.
Director of Admissions
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.