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How to Apply to SPHTM

It's as easy as 1-2-3. 

At Tulane we want to get you from thinking about a public health degree to preparing for your first day of class, so we've made the application process as easy as we can. Once you’ve selected your master’s or doctoral degree program, here’s what you will need.

1. 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.

If you’re not quite ready to apply yet, and you’re still figuring out which program is right for you, contact our admissions staff or the program manager in your department of interest.

2. Apply Through SOPHAS

Most students will apply through SOPHAS, the central application hub for many schools and programs of public health. (Current Tulane BSPH students can apply to the combined program using a simplified process.) Through SOPHAS, you will submit:

  1. Official transcripts from all universities you have attended.
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores. 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 contribute to the school.

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

A Note for International Students 

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. 

3. We Review Your Application

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

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.