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How to Apply & Deadlines

MPH/MSPH/MS 

Deadlines

Terms

Priority Deadline (funding consideration) 

Final Deadline
Spring 2024  October 1 December 1
Summer 2024   February 1 March 15
Fall 2024 March 1  June 15

*MS Clinical Investigation only admits students for the summer semester.

Applications that are submitted and complete by the priority deadline will be considered for funding opportunities (no additional application required).

How to apply

SPHTM utilizes SOPHAS - You will need to create an account on SOPHAS in order to apply. 

Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all US/Canadian institutions attended
  • A personal statement that clearly and directly address the following:
    • Why are you applying to Tulane SPHTM, and the specific program/option/concentration you chose?
    • How will earning this degree help you achieve your professional goals?
    • What have you learned from successes and/or challenges in your past educational, professional, and/or personal experiences? Please use specific examples, as applicable.
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

All application materials must be received in SOPHAS in order for your application to be reviewed.

Earned your degree abroad?
International students (or students who have earned their degree outside the US or Canada) must submit a course-by-course evaluation of international coursework. Evaluations can take a month to complete from the time the agency receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the evaluation is received by the deadline for which you are applying. We can accept WES, ECE, and SpanTran evaluations. SOPHAS will only accept WES, but if you have an ECE evaluation, please send it to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu. If you use SpanTran, please be sure to use the custom application they've created, which you can access by clicking here

International students may also be required to submit proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL). Please refer to the international student section in the FAQ to determine whether you are required to submit scores.

MHA

Deadlines

Terms Priority Deadline (funding consideration)  Final Deadline
Spring 2024  October 1 December 1
Summer 2024   February 1 March 15
Fall 2024 March 1  June 15

*Residential MHA only admits students for the fall semester

Applications that are submitted and complete by the priority deadline will be considered for funding opportunities (no additional application required).

How to apply

SPHTM utilizes SOPHAS - You will need to create an account on SOPHAS in order to apply. 

Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all US/Canadian institutions attended
  • A personal statement that clearly and directly address the following:
    • Why are you applying to Tulane SPHTM, and the specific program/option/concentration you chose?
    • How will earning this degree help you achieve your professional goals?
    • What have you learned from successes and/or challenges in your past educational, professional, and/or personal experiences? Please use specific examples, as applicable.
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

All application materials must be received in SOPHAS in order for your application to be reviewed.

Earned your degree abroad?
International students (or students who have earned their degree outside the US or Canada) must submit a course-by-course evaluation of international coursework. Evaluations can take a month to complete from the time the agency receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the evaluation is received by the deadline for which you are applying. We can accept WES, ECE, and SpanTran evaluations. SOPHAS will only accept WES, but if you have an ECE evaluation, please send it to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu. If you use SpanTran, please be sure to use the custom application they've created, which you can access by clicking here.

International students may also be required to submit proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL). Please refer to the international student section in the FAQ to determine whether you are required to submit scores.

DrPH

Deadlines

Term Final Deadline
Fall 2024 January 15

How to apply

SPHTM utilizes SOPHAS - You will need to create an account on SOPHAS in order to apply.

Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all US/Canadian institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
  • In lieu of a personal statement, the DrPH utilizes a series of short answer questions (which are included within the SOPHAS application)
  • All application materials must be received in SOPHAS in order for your application to be reviewed.

Earned your degree abroad?
International students (or students who have earned their degree outside the US or Canada) must submit a course-by-course evaluation of international coursework. Evaluations can take a month to complete from the time the agency receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the evaluation is received by the deadline for which you are applying. We can accept WES, ECE, and SpanTran evaluations. SOPHAS will only accept WES, but if you have an ECE evaluation, please send it to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu. If you use SpanTran, please be sure to use the custom application they've created, which you can access by clicking here.

International students may also be required to submit proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL). Please refer to the international student section in the FAQ to determine whether you are required to submit scores.

PhD

Deadlines

Term Final Deadline
Fall 2024 December 1

All applications that are submitted and complete by the deadline will be considered for funding opportunities (no additional application required).

How to apply

SPHTM utilizes SOPHAS - You will need to create an account on SOPHAS in order to apply. 

Materials required in SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all US/Canadian institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement that will help the admissions committee understand your research interest, your preparation to undertake PhD training in this area, your fit with the program, and your intended professional goals with this degree. To do so please address the following questions:
  1. What are your research interests? What are the intellectual issues you want to better understand?
  2. What experiences, skills, and background will enable you to carry out graduate work on your proposed research interests?
  3. If you have written a thesis, worked in a lab, or helped an advisor who did something similar to the research you want to pursue, please describe this experience and how it relates to this program.
  4. How do your scholarly interests match with the department you are applying to and/or with two to three of its faculty members?

All application materials must be received in SOPHAS in order for your application to be reviewed.

Earned your degree abroad?
International students (or students who have earned their degree outside the US or Canada) must submit a course-by-course evaluation of international coursework. Evaluations can take a month to complete from the time the agency receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the evaluation is received by the deadline for which you are applying. We can accept WES, ECE, and SpanTran evaluations. SOPHAS will only accept WES, but if you have an ECE evaluation, please send it to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu. If you use SpanTran, please be sure to use the custom application they've created, which you can access by clicking here

International students may also be required to submit proof of English language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL). Please refer to the international student section in the FAQ to determine whether you are required to submit scores.

Non-Degree Seeking/Single Course Registration

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree may apply to take up to 12 credits as NDSS.

Deadlines

Terms Final Deadline
Spring 2024 December 1
Summer 2024 March 15
Fall 2024 June 1

How to apply

To start an application, simply fill out this form. An email with login information will be sent to you, and your application will be already started in your account when you login.

  • Materials required:
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement: a brief statement addressing why you are applying to take this course. No more than a paragraph is necessary, unless you wish to include more
  • Official transcript from degree-granting institution
  • Send all transcripts to our sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu or mail to:

Department of Admissions
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2417-8330
New Orleans, LA 70112

All application materials must be received in order for your application to be reviewed.

Combined Degree Students

***Please note the combined degree program is exclusively for Tulane University undergraduate students and applications submitted from ineligible parties will not be considered for admission.

The Combined Degree Program is a path for continuous study from the bachelor’s degree through a master’s level degree at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). Students apply as juniors. See the Combined degree application deadlines and timeline for more information.

Use this form to apply to the combined degree program. An email with login information will be sent to you, and your application will be already started in your account when you login.

Materials required Tulane Fastlane application:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • A personal statement that clearly and directly addresses the following:
    • Why are you applying to Tulane SPHTM, and the specific program/option/concentration you chose?
    • How will earning this degree help you achieve your professional goals?
    • What have you learned from successes and/or challenges in your past educational, professional, and/or personal experiences? Please use specific examples, as applicable.
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of recommendation (for non-BSPH majors only)
Dual Degree Programs

MD/MPH: Apply and be admitted to the MD program first, and then you will be sent a link to apply for the MD/MPH.

For the programs below, please apply and be admitted to the JD or MBA program first, and then fill out this application form. You will be required to submit a personal statement reflecting your goals for the dual degree program, but we can use your original application materials from the JD or MBA. If you are already enrolled in the MBA or JD at the time of application, please also submit an unofficial copy of your Tulane JD or MBA transcript (in progress).

  • JD/MPH
  • JD/MHA
  • MBA/MHA
  • MSW/MPH – Please apply following these instructions. Your application will be routed through both MSW and MPH faculty for approval at the time of application.
Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate programs are 15 credits of master’s coursework that provide focused study in the following areas:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Industrial Hygiene: bachelor’s degree include a minimum of 60 semester hours of math, engineering, science, and technology.
  • Disaster Management and Industrial Hygiene: At least 3 years of professional experience in public health, environmental or occupational health and safety, disaster management, or related field.

Application Deadlines:
 

Summer 2024 – March 15, 2024
Fall 2024 – June 15, 2024
 
Required materials:

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended (degrees earned abroad require a WES, ECE, or SpanTran evaluation)
  • Non-English speakers: Demonstration of proficiency in English to be able to study and communicate in English. TOEFL, IELTS, or other recognized tests may be used.
  • Nonrefundable $75 application fee

Send transcripts and letters of recommendation to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu or mail to:

Department of Admissions
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2460-8329
New Orleans, LA 70112

As the Graduate Certificates are non-degree programs, they are not eligible for federal financial aid. 

Questions? Head over to the Admissions FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.