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Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

The Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM) is a public health degree with a specialty in infectious diseases, and especially those diseases found in tropical regions. The program prepares public health practitioners to plan and evaluate disease control and prevention programs, physicians to better treat and evaluate tropical diseases, or students to pursue medical school and other medical professions. The curriculum consists of core public health courses and specialty courses in the biological, medical, social, and epidemiological aspects of diseases that are more prevalent in tropical countries. Physicians are able to pursue a clinical focus of study and are eligible for the Certification Exam in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to master's programs at SPHTM must meet the school's general admission requirements and submit materials per the application requirements.

Students interested in completing the requirements for the Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health (CTropMed ® Examination) must hold a MD, DO, DVM, equivalent or be concurrently enrolled in the Tulane University School of Medicine. Other qualified health professionals, such as RN, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For questions about the application process and requirements, email sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

Degree Program Requirements

Please visit the university course catalog for:

Please note that the MPHTM is 45 credit hours. The catalog information in the above links is incorrect. Please use the requirements and model schedules found at the buttons on the right.

Department Chair: Ronald Blanton, MD

Program Director: Mark Wiser, PhD

Department Administrator: Katherine Mosier

Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine: Latha Rajan, MD, MPHTM

Email: tropmed@tulane.edu

Phone: (504) 988-3558

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