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How to Apply to SPHTM

It's as easy as 1-2-3.  

At Tulane SPHTM, we want to get you from thinking about a public health degree to preparing for one, so we've made the application process as easy as we can. There are just three simple steps:

1.   Get to Know Us

Learn more about Tulane’s excellent academic offerings and how great New Orleans is as a location to pursue public health. You can get to know us in a variety of ways:

  • Digitally, via a webcast. They cover a range of topics from academics to student life.
  • In person, at a monthly open house
  • One on one, by emailing a faculty member in your department of interest (our faculty are very approachable).
  • Near you, since our alumni are often willing to rave on about how Tulane helped set the course for their professional life!

2.    Select Your Public Health Path

Public health is a very broad field which enables you to make your impact on the world in many different ways. Achieve your career goals through one of our 16 professional master's and seven doctoral degrees. Use the links to the degree programs to learn about degree options.

Want to learn more about our programs? Contact our admissions staff or the program manager in your department of interest.

3.   Apply

Choose your application track:

  • All graduate public health program applications from students who are not current Tulane undergraduate students are submitted through a centralized application portal called SOPHAS.
  • Current Tulane BSPH students can apply to the graduate program using a simplified process.
  • If you are looking for undergraduate public health admissions, visit the university's undergraduate admissions site

 Application steps:

Go to SOPHAS, fill out the application, and submit:

  1. Official transcripts from all universities you have attended.
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores. Contact the program manager in your department of interest to find out if GMAT may also be submitted. MCAT scores are acceptable for all masters programs. All doctoral programs require the GRE. Learn more about how to submit test scores
  3. Statement of Purpose and Objectives explaining how a graduate public health degree from Tulane SPHTM will help you to meet your personal and professional goals. For doctoral programs, the Statement of Purpose must be geared toward your research interests.
  4. Three letters of recommendation indicating characteristics for success in public health graduate study.
  5. Resume highlighting the skills and accomplishments that you will bring to the school.

You must complete the application in full, along with all submissions, before it can be reviewed.

International students make up 17% of the student body at Tulane SPHTM. If you're an international applicant or a graduate of a non-US institution, there are just a few supplementary requirements to complete your application:

All of your application materials will be submitted through the SOPHAS site, unless otherwise noted above. Those applying to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program may also apply via HAMPCAS

You will receive an email when your application is received by your department of interest. From that point, questions about the status of your application can be best answered by your department of interest

Do you have the right stuff to make be a Tulane Student? View our admissions requirements.

The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. SPHTM is a highly ranked school of public health according to the US News & World Report 2015.