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MD/MPH Funding & Scholarships

Tuition & fees

MD/MPH students pay public health tuition, academic services fees, and technology support services fees as they enroll in SPHTM classes. Visit Accounts Receivable for current published SPHTM rates. Students are billed tuition for the MPH portion of their combined degree as they take public health classes. University add/drop and tuition refund deadlines apply to MD/MPH students. The school's academic calendar may also be helpful.

Financial aid

Financial aid is available to help cover the costs of tuition and expenses. MD/MPH students should contact the Office of Financial Aid at 504.988.6135 for financial aid information and deadlines. (On the Financial Aid website, choose "Medical Students" link.)

Scholarships and Funding

There is a limited amount of funding available to help cover a portion of tuition for public health classes for MD/MPH students. All applicants are considered for scholarships; there is no separate application process. All scholarship and funding opportunities require that MD/MPH students are in good standing in both School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and are making appropriate progress toward fulfilling their combined degree requirements. MD/MPH scholarship recipients who do not finish the MD/MPH program are expected to repay the portion of the MD/MPH scholarship that they used.

Merit-Based Scholarships

A limited number of merit-based scholarships may be available to students accepted into Tulane University's MD/MPH combined degree program. The MD/MPH scholarship awards are based on objective and subjective criteria and are designated for public health tuition. Students are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship award when they apply to the MD/MPH combined degree program if any scholarships are available. There is no separate merit-based scholarship application. March 15 (before a student's T1 year in SOM) is the application deadline to receive priority consideration for a merit-based scholarship. 

Please contact Rachel Ruiz for more details about eligibility for MD/MPH merit-based scholarships.

All merit-based scholarships have been allocated to the MD/MPH Class of 2020.

Research-Based Scholarships

The MD/MPH program has several research-based scholarships available to MD/MPH students who develop and complete a research experience that results in a written document (formatted as a peer-reviewed manuscript) and PowerPoint presentation. 

Please contact the MD/MPH program office for descriptions and details about research-based scholarships in the areas of (1) cancer or diseases of the heart, (2) arthritis and rheumatism, or (3) arteriosclerosis and/or atherosclerosis.

You can also contact the MD/MPH program office for a description and details of the MD/MPH Endowed Hayward Scholar in Genetics, which emphasizes the interface between public health and medical genetics with a required mentored practicum experience relating the two disciplines.