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How to Apply & Deadlines

The GRE is waived for all graduate programs for the 2021-2022 application cycle (for all 2022 entry terms).

Deadlines

Residential/On Campus
 Residential/On Campus Application Deadlines
  Final
Spring November 15
Summer March 1
Fall  June 1
PhD (fall start only December 1

We review master’s applications on a rolling basis (only complete applications are reviewed). It usually takes less than a month to receive a decision on your application.

Complete PhD applications are reviewed by a committee in early spring semester, and decisions can be released anywhere from late February to late April.

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 WES evaluation of international coursework. WES evaluations can take a month to complete from the time WES receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the WES evaluation is received in SOPHAS by the deadline for which you are applying. To start this process, please click here and select SOPHAS from the dropdown list. If you already have an international credential evaluation completed by another company such as ECE, please email us at sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

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)

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 WES evaluation of international coursework. WES evaluations can take a month to complete from the time WES receives your international transcript(s), so we recommend getting an early start on this process in order to ensure the WES evaluation is received in SOPHAS by the deadline for which you are applying. To start this process, please click here and select SOPHAS from the dropdown list. If you already have an international credential evaluation completed by another company such as ECE, please email us at sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

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 WES or ECE evaluation of international coursework. Please have WES or ECE send your completed evaluation to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

Online DrPH

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)
  • Short essay prompts (in lieu of personal statement, found within the application)
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

Earned your degree abroad? International students (or students who have earned their degree outside the US or Canada) must submit a WES or ECE evaluation of international coursework. Please have WES or ECE send your completed evaluation to sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

Online Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate programs are 15 credits of master’s course work that provide focused study in our degree programs areas.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The industrial hygiene graduate certificate requires that the bachelor’s degree include a minimum of 60 semester hours of math, engineering, science, and technology.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in public health, environmental or occupational health and safety, disaster management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

Application Materials and Process:

Online degree programs use the Tulane Fastlane Application Starter 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:

  • 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
  • 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 order for your application to be reviewed.

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
  • Minimum of 2 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.