Value of a Tulane Public Health Degree

Graduate education is an investment in your future and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine provides a high-quality education in the top tier of public health schools at a tuition rate that is lower than many of our peers. A 45-credit MPH from Tulane costs almost 15% less than the average private of out-of-state tuition and fees at a top 15 U.S. News & World Report-ranked school of public health.

The value of a Tulane public health degree is evident in the 99.7% of our graduates who find jobs or continue their education within a year of graduation. Learn more about school-wide and department graduate outcomes


Tulane SPHTM offers its students a top-tier graduate education, taught by thought leaders and research innovators in a diverse public health environment for a reasonable tuition. Below is the breakdown of tuition and fees for a full-time student in the 2023-2024 academic year. Graduate students who are taking at least 9 credits are considered full-time.

Item Amount for full time students Amount for part time students
Tuition (per credit hour) for ALL degree programs: Master's/Doctoral/Online and certificates $1,606 (per credit hour) $1,606 (per credit hour)
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour)  $100 $100
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $120  $80
Campus Health Fee (per semester) $345* Not charged for part time enrollment
Reily Center Fee (per semester) $200* Not charged for part time enrollment
Technology Fee (per semester) $100 on-ground students/
$175 online students
$100 on-ground students/
$175 online students

*Campus Health and Reily Recreation Center Fees are not charged to online students; however, if an online student lives in the vicinity and wishes to use these services they can sign up for them and be billed accordingly.

Tulane charges tuition on a per-credit structure and there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. You can take coursework at whatever pace you like, without any financial drawback.

Additional Fees for Online Students

  • Applied Practicum Experience (APE): One Time Fee $200
  • Integrative Learning Experience (ILE): One Time Fee $200
    Fees for both the APE and ILE are applied when the student registers to begin each of these. 

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Please visit this link for undergraduate tuition information.

University Tuition & Fees Schedule

The above information can also be found in the following university documents: In person standard fees and Online standard fees.

Cost of Living in New Orleans

New Orleans weaves the unique blend of a lower cost of living compared to many big cities and the most unique place to live in the nation. With a festival nearly every weekend, world-famous food, and musical sounds to meet every taste, the "Crescent City" is the most exotic place you can travel without using your passport. Learn more about life in New Orleans.

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