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 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 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 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
- Excel for Data Management and Analysis
- Integrated Learning Experience Course (ILE)
Two in-person immersions, each lasting 3-4 days
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 immersions (1 credit each). Students will travel to New Orleans for the first immersion and to another city for the second immersion. Each immersion 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.
Students will receive the opportunity to integrate knowledge and refine their skills in real-life scenarios during the program’s two immersions (three to four days each).
We require that our students have at least two years of professional experience before enrolling in the online MPH.
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