Department of Epidemiology partners with three Chinese universities. Chinese students can earn a Bachelor of Preventive Medicine (in China) and a Master of Public Health (at Tulane).
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and three Chinese universities (Nanjing Medical University School of Public Health, Medical College of Soochow University School of Public Health, and Fudan University) have partnered to promote academic cooperation and scholarly exchange through the 4+2 combined degree program leading to the Bachelor of Preventive Medicine (awarded by the respective university in China) and the Master of Public Health (awarded by Tulane University in the United States).
The 4+2 program prepares students to become leading public health professionals capable of addressing current global health problems through multidisciplinary approaches that apply the latest scientific knowledge.The usual period of study for both the bachelor's and the master's degrees is seven to eight years in China. The 4+2 combined program will offer the Bachelor of Preventive Medicine and the Master of Public Health in an expedited period, typically six years.
Through the 4+2 program, students will study basic and clinical medicine or other health-related coursework at their university in China that will complete all requirements for a Bachelor of Preventive Medicine degree (except public health courses) during their first four years. Upon admission to Tulane University, the students will complete the requirements for the Master of Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine during the next two years. The MPH requires a minimum of 45 credits, including public health core requirements, a practicum, and a culminating experience. The university in China will accept the credits earned in the MPH as the public health credits for the Bachelor of Preventive Medicine.