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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 98% of our graduates who find jobs or continue their education within a year of graduation. Check out the 2016-2017 Graduate Outcome Report for Masters Degrees. 


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 2021-2022 academic year. Graduate students who are taking at least 9 credits are considered full time.

Item Amount
Tuition (per credit hour) $1478
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour)  $100
Student Activity Fee $120 ($80 for part time)
Campus Health Fee $345 (not charged for part time enrollment)
Reily Center Fee $200 (not charged for part time enrollment)
Technology Fee $100

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.

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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