In 1912, Tulane University launched the first public health school in the United States. Since then, Tulane has established a rich legacy as a leader in public health and is ranked the No. 12 public health school in the U.S.
Students across the country can access Tulane’s innovative curricula and acclaimed thought leadership through the Online Master of Health Administration (MHA), Online Master of Public Health (MPH), Online Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), and Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity programs, which advance the school's mission to advocate for the benefit of public health by creating culturally competent healthcare professionals and leaders.
Programs at a Glance
Health Equity Focus
Learn core public health and healthcare administration concepts through the lens of health disparities and access.
Flexible online format with structured curriculum
Enroll in a program designed to fit into your busy life.
Find out how we have earned our reputation for groundbreaking research.
Connect with award-winning, trailblazing faculty members.
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
As stewards of the first school of public health in the United States, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine cultivates independent thinkers, innovative leaders, fierce advocates, and accomplished scholars. From the neighborhoods of New Orleans to communities worldwide, we conduct research and collaborate with our partners to ensure that all of humanity has an equitable opportunity to be healthy and pursue optimal well-being.
We were the first school of public health in the U.S.
We’re the nation’s only combined school of public health and tropical medicine.
Top Graduate Producer
We’ve been a top graduate school producer of Peace Corps volunteers for 10 years running.
We’re ranked 12th among more than 60 schools of public health, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
Our programs feature practical, experiential learning inspired by the vibrant and culturally diverse community of New Orleans.
Our faculty members are field-tested, experienced public health professionals who use their experiences to craft innovative, informed curricula.
Our programs focus on creating community-informed and socially conscious public health practitioners.
95 percent of our graduates find jobs or go on to advanced study within a year following graduation.
Our Areas of Impact
“Our online degrees will offer an exciting, interdisciplinary approach to public health with a focus on leadership and health equity. It is my intent to become the world’s preeminent source for online public health education.”
Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity