Learn to Advance Health at Tulane University

Enroll in the Online Master of Health Administration (MHA), Online Master of Public Health (MPH), Online Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), or Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity program today.

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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.

Pioneering insights

Find out how we have earned our reputation for groundbreaking research.

Expert leadership

Connect with award-winning, trailblazing faculty members.

Interested in studying on our campus in New Orleans? Learn more about our on-ground programs on
the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine website.

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.

School Highlights

First School

We were the first school of public health in the U.S.

Unique Offerings

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.

Ranked 12th

We’re ranked 12th among more than 60 schools of public health, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Practical Learning

Our programs feature practical, experiential learning inspired by the vibrant and culturally diverse community of New Orleans.

Field-tested Faculty

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.

Graduate Success

95 percent of our graduates find jobs or go on to advanced study within a year following graduation.

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Innovate Public Health Everywhere

Tulane’s online programs are built for early- and mid-career professionals who want to dedicate their lives in service to public health. From chronic to infectious disease, physical to mental health, and local to global health issues, students learn how to assess and address health risks and their implications for social justice and meaningful change. Tulane’s online public health 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.

Our Areas of Impact

Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences

The Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences prepares future generations of highly skilled, socially conscious, and culturally sensitive public health professionals for careers in program development, research, evaluation, and community–based health. The department’s central goal is the advancement of health equity.

Biostatistics and Data Science

The Department of Biostatistics and Data Science teaches students how to develop data-driven methodological research projects and communicate their findings so healthcare practitioners can advance their care.

Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Policy and Management prepares future healthcare leaders to improve care delivery services, increase access to care, reduce health disparities, and advance healthcare policy worldwide.

Environmental Health Sciences

The health of communities is inextricably linked to the environment, so the Department of Environmental Health Sciences educates public health professionals to address the environment’s impact on the health of populations around the globe.


The Department of Epidemiology prepares aspiring public health professionals to become disease detectives with the focus, methodology, and creativity needed to uncover the most actionable — and life-saving — insights on diseases and their spread.

Tropical Medicine

The Department of Tropical Medicine creates public health professionals who are prepared to address the clinical, laboratory, and evidence-based approaches to prevent and control tropical diseases.

“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

Find out how you can become a public health leader