In 1912, Tulane launched the first public health school in the United States. Today, students can access more than a century of rich history and innovative thought leadership. The Online Master of Public Health (MPH) program advances our mission to advocate for the benefit of public health by creating culturally competent professionals throughout the world. Tulane knows that today’s working professionals lead busy lives, and the program was designed to expand access to a diverse group of students driven to promote health equity, give a voice to those in need, and create healthier communities for all. Students will connect (digitally and in person) with peers and Tulane faculty who are active public health researchers within the heart of New Orleans, a city known for its vibrant culture and legacy of resilience and tenacity.
Online MPH Program at a Glance
Health equity focus.
Learn core public health concepts through the lens of health disparities.
Find out how we have earned our reputation for groundbreaking research.
Flexible online format with structured curriculum.
Enroll in a program designed to fit into your busy life.
Connect with award-winning, trailblazing faculty members.
Innovate Public Health Everywhere
The online MPH degree is built for early- to mid-career professionals ready to dedicate their lives to service in public health. From chronic to infectious disease, physical to mental health, and local to global health issues, students will learn how to assess and address health risks and their implications for social justice and meaningful change. Tulane MPH students and alumni believe the health of the individual relates to the well-being of the community, and they are driven to innovate and create healthier communities around the world.
Support Public Good
Tulane’s online Master of Public Health creates culturally competent public health innovators.
What You Will Learn
The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine creates well-rounded leaders who work for public good. Graduates thrive in their professional lives with a firm grasp of the five core areas of public health.
- Epidemiology: Learn how diseases become public health crises.
- Behavioral science: Understand what motivates individuals to make healthier choices.
- Environmental health: Draw connections between people’s health concerns and the places they live.
- Biostatistics: Use data to evaluate and address health risks.
- Management: Become an expert communicator. Learn to influence leaders and policymakers in the interest of public good.
The Online MPH is a Tulane degree that emphasizes leadership skills in Community Health Sciences, a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The curriculum comprises the following courses:
- Foundations in Public Health
- Biostatistics for Public Health
- Epidemiology for Public Health
- Health Systems, Policy and Management
- Design Strategies for Public Health Programs
- Health Equities and Public Health
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs
- Community Training Methodologies
- Health Communication Theory and Practice
- Social Innovation Tools for Health Professionals
- Leadership in Public Health
- Healthcare Analytics
- Introduction to Data Management and Analysis
- Integrated Learning Experience Course (ILE)
- Social & Behavioral Aspects of Global Health
Two in-person academic residencies, each lasting 3-4 days
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Dean Thomas A. LaVeist
Dean and Professor, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity
Dean LaVeist is committed to addressing health equity in the public health sphere and studying how race disparities impact health-related outcomes.
Alicia L. Battle
PhD, MCHES, Director, Online MPH Program
With over 22 years of experience as a health educator, Dr. Battle has a strong commitment to wellness programming that fosters comprehensive student success.
Bringing his expertise in translational research to the MPH program, Dr. Hoffman’s work focuses on the treatment and prevention of cancer.
Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Data Science
Dr. Lefante’s award-winning teaching in biostatistics and applied statistics in public health helps equip students with strong analytical skills.
Exploring the intersection of health interventions and behavior change in her research, Dr. Lederer works across Tulane organizations to encourage the well-being of the TU community.
Kathleen (Kathy) Carneiro
Director of Online Program
Kathy has been directing distance learning through the school’s Center for Applied Environmental Public Health since 2016, which made her a natural fit for the expanded role across all online programming at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM).
Dr. LuAnn E. White
Senior Associate Dean
Dr. White is a toxicologist and director of the Tulane Center for Applied Environmental Health (CAEPH). Her research focuses on environmental factors that impact children’s health, particularly childhood lead poisoning and environmental triggers of asthma.
Dr. Gretchen Clum’s work has been focused on exposure to stressful events, mental health, and health outcomes in women and adolescents, primarily within vulnerable populations.
The Growing Need for Public Health
Earn your master’s in public health online to access opportunities that multiply each day. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the healthcare and social assistance sector will create nearly 4 million jobs by 2026 — about a third of all new jobs. Prepare to serve in a variety of settings and roles, including:
- Health education
- Program development and management
- Healthcare environment
- Foreign aid worker
- Local or federal government
- Nonprofit entities
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane’s rigorous online MPH program is offered by the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine — the only combined school of its kind in the U.S. Approach public health through a global lens to promote health equity. There is a reason Tulane is the top-ranked graduate school for producing Peace Corps volunteers. Apply now to become an expert in the five core areas of public health and develop leadership skills to help you improve lives.
Unlock opportunities in public and private sectors to define your career path.
The program includes two in-person academic residencies (1 credit each). Students will travel to New Orleans for the first academic residency and to another city of their choice for the second. Anticipated locations include Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Standing Rock, San Diego, Birmingham, as well as Rome, Italy, and Dalian, China. Each academic residency will last three to four days (Thursday through Sunday). Students will apply their knowledge, visit local public health organizations, and network with one another.
Students enrolled in the Tulane Online MPH may only take online courses at this time.
Yes. The program blends self-paced asynchronous coursework with live, synchronous sessions for discussions, case studies, and exercises to allow students to hone their acquired knowledge and skills.
All students are required to supply their own desktop or laptop computers throughout the program. Click here to review our detailed recommendations for technology. In addition, students who do not own a printer should consider purchasing one to produce hard copies of course materials.
With guidance from program faculty, all students will complete an Applied Practice Experience prior to graduating.
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