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How to Apply & Deadlines

The GRE is required for PhDs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management.

The following information is only for residential master’s applications.

Deadlines

Residential/On Campus
Admit Semester Priority Deadline Date Final Deadline date
     
Spring 2023 October 15, 2022

Meeting this deadline with a complete application guarantees funding consideration.

November 15, 2022

Meeting this deadline guarantees application review only.
Decisions released starting in early November. 

Summer 2023 January 1, 2023

Meeting this deadline with a complete application guarantees funding consideration.

March 15, 2023

Meeting this deadline guarantees application review only.
Decisions released starting in early January. 

Fall 2023 January 1, 2023

Meeting this deadline with a complete application guarantees funding consideration.

June 1, 2023

Meeting this deadline guarantees application review only.
Decisions released starting in early January. 

     

Special Notes

  • The residential MHA only admits for fall.
  • MS clinical investigation only admits for summer.

PhD applications
December 1 is the deadline for all PhD applications. The PhD only admits students for the fall semester, and funding consideration is given to all PhD applicants as part of the review process.

Online Programs
Online Programs Application Deadlines
  Final
Spring December 15
Summer May 1
Fall  August 1
   

All online programs applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions usually take a few weeks at most.  

 

Application Instructions and Requirements

Residential/On Campus Master's Programs

Residential (on campus) degree programs use SOPHAS for the application. 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 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.
 

Residential/On Campus Doctoral Programs

Residential (on campus) degree programs use SOPHAS for the application. 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 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 3 letters of recommendation (3 required for PhD)
  • Official GRE scores sent to 6809 (for PhD in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management only)

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.

Online Master's Programs

Online degree programs use the Tulane Fastlane Application Starter Form. Fill out the form and an application will be started for you.

Materials required Tulane Fastlane application:

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (unofficial transcripts are okay for review, but official transcripts from degree-granting institutions will be required upon admission)
  • 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

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.

Non-Degree Seeking / Single Course Registration

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required to take courses for graduate credit.
  • Students may take no more than 12 credits total as NDSS

Application Materials and Process:

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.

In addition to the online application form, the following are also required to complete your application to the program:

  • 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 transcripts from degree granting institution(s).
    • Transcripts must be sent and received by official university representatives.
    • Transcripts may be submitted either electronically to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu or through traditional mail:
Department of Enrollment Management and Admissions Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2460-8329
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 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
  • Two letters of recommendation * 

*Please note, if you are not a prospective BSPH combined degree student, you must provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation. All application materials must be received in order for your application to be reviewed.

 

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