The Value of a Tulane Public Health Degree

An advanced degree is a big investment, but you can be certain of the payoff. Tuition for Tulane’s public health degree is almost 15% less than the average private or out-of-state tuition and fees at other top 15 U.S. News & World Report-ranked schools of public health. In addition, 98% of our graduates find jobs or continue their education within a year of graduation. Graduates from programs like ours often find employment in a range of public health leadership positions. Each graduate is unique though, and you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation in order to assess your expected payback.

Tuition and Fees

Credits Cost Per Credit Estimated Tuition
Online MPH 45 $1,422 $63,990
Online MSPH 46 $1,422 $65,412

Tulane Online MPH Program Tuition & Fees

2020-2021 Academic Year

Item Amount
Tuition (per credit hour) $1422
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour) $100
Academic Residency Fee (per academic residency)* $500
Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) Fee (one-time) $200
Applied Practicum Experience (APE) Fee (one-time) $200
Technology Fee (per course) $100
Application Fee $75
Full-Time Student Activity Fee (per term) $100
Part-Time Student Activity Fee (per term) $80

Tuition and fees are subject to change annually.
*Online MPH in Community Health Sciences program only

How Will You Pay Tuition?

Students have a variety of options to fund the cost of their education. Some of the most frequently used funding options are included below, but we encourage you to consult with the Financial Aid Office and / or a financial advisor when determining the best options available.


Most students who attend our programs utilize a combination of federal need-based financial aid, employer reimbursement, scholarships, and personal funds. Need-based awards are loans from the U.S. federal government that are administered by the Tulane University Financial Aid Office. The Tulane FAFSA code is 002029. Two types of loans are offered:

Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled in a degree-granting academic program. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester to qualify for need-based assistance. Graduate students who qualify for federal loans may borrow up to $20,500 every academic year. All federal loan programs require that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be filed before eligibility can be determined.
PLUS loans are intended to cover the amount of the total cost of attendance (COA) that is not covered by other financial aid. Students must have already completed the FAFSA to be considered for a federal direct loan.

If federal loans are unavailable or insufficient, we can help you explore private or alternative education loans. Unlike federal loans, private loans do not require a FAFSA to apply. Private loans are not based on need and approval is generally based on creditworthiness and ability to repay. Some students may need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates, grace periods, repayment options and fees are determined by the lender and can vary considerably from lender to lender; generally, they charge higher rates than Federal loans.

Tulane University U.S. Peace Corps and Fulbright Initiative

The Tulane University 2020 Peace Corps and Fulbright Initiative was created to make graduate study more accessible to U.S. Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs) and Fulbright grantees called back from international pavements due to COVID-19. Tulane University is offering scholarships to recently returned PCVs and Fulbright student grantees who are admitted and enter Tulane graduate programs starting in summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021. Click here for more information.

External Scholarship Opportunities

We recommend searching for field and graduate education specific scholarships on Google and third party websites such as FastWeb to find and apply for external scholarships.

How To Apply For Aid

Prospective students should follow the steps outlined in the 2020-2021 STUDENT FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST.

For additional information on financial aid from Tulane, we invite prospective students to visit our Financial Aid page.

Contact Us

Tulane University Health Sciences Financial Aid

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central
Phone: 504-988-6135
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1213
New Orleans, LA 70112-2699