Tulane's MD/PhD in Public Health Program offers Tulane School of Medicine students a unique opportunity to build on their patient-based medical education with a population-based public health degree. The MD/PhD in Public Health Program provides training necessary for students to work at the forefront of the public health field while concurrently developing outstanding clinical skills. The purpose of such a program is to train physician-scientists for careers as leaders in both academic medicine and research in a way that will address future public health needs. The MD/PhD in Public Health Program is available only to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and have already been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine.
The MD/PhD in Public Health Program is available only to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and have already been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine (SOM). Until you have earned a baccalaureate degree, you are not eligible to begin or graduate from the MD/PhD in Public Health Program. If you have not been accepted to Tulane's SOM, use this link for more information about applying to SOM. In addition, applicants to the 4-year program must have earned a 28 or higher on the MCAT or a 504 or higher on the MCAT2015.
If you have already earned a medical or osteopathic degree, or are pursuing your medical degree from a school other than Tulane, you are not eligible for the MD/PhD in Public Health Program; however, use this link to Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, which welcomes your inquiries about pursuing a PhD in public health.
You may not begin the application process until you have received your letter of acceptance from SOM.
The application priority deadlines for the MD/PhD in Public Health combined degree program is as follows:
February 15: Acceptance deadline. Apply by February 15 to be considered for Fall admission of that year.
If you are an incoming or an SOM student , submit each item below.
Please visit each department's PhD website for further information on requirements. Some courses in School of Medicine will be considered on a case by case basis for credit towards Public Health course work. Please discuss with the SPHTM department advisor.
|Department||Application Deadline||Test Requirements||PHD Program Link|
|EPID||Feb. 15||GRE only||sph.tulane.edu/epid/phd|
|BIOS||Feb. 15||MCAT acceptable*||sph.tulane.edu/bios/phd|
|GCHB||Consult department||MCAT acceptable||sph.tulane.edu/gchb/phd|
|EHS||Feb. 15||MCAT acceptable||sph.tulane.edu/ehs/phd|
|HPM||Feb. 15||MCAT acceptable||sph.tulane.edu/hpm/phd|
|TRMD||Feb. 15||MCAT acceptable||sph.tulane.edu/trmd/phd|
*students will need to have completed calculus and linear algebra to be accepted
MD/PhD in Public Health 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.
Financial aid is available to help cover the costs of tuition and expenses. MD/PhD in Public Health 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.)