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The Value of a School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Master’s Degree

An advanced degree is a big investment, but with a graduate degree from Tulane, you can be certain of the payoff. Tuition at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is almost 15 percent less than the average tuition at other top-15 schools of public health. Additionally, 98 percent of our MPH graduates and 100 percent of our MHA graduates find jobs or continue their education within a year of graduation.

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2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

ProgramCreditsCost Per Credit (2023-24)Estimated Tuition*
Online Master of Health Administration (MHA)54$1,606$86,724
Online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Sciences45$1,606$72,270
Online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Disaster Management42$1,606$67,452
Online Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Industrial Hygiene47$1,606$75,482
Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity42**$1,606$67,452

*Total cost of attendance varies on total credit hours enrolled.

**Students without an MPH or equivalent foundational coursework will be required to take an additional 15 hours of credits for a total of 57 credits to complete the degree.

2023-2024 Academic Year

ItemAmount for full time studentsAmount for part time students
Tuition (per credit hour) for ALL degree programs: Master’s/Doctoral/Online and certificates$1,606 (per credit hour)$1,606 (per credit hour)
Academic Support Fee (per credit hour)$100$100
Student Activity Fee (per semester)$120$80
Campus Health Fee (per semester)$345***Not charged for part time enrollment
Reily Center Fee (per semester)$200***Not charged for part time enrollment
Technology Fee (per semester)$100 on-ground students/ $175 online students$100 on-ground students/ $175 online students

***Campus Health and Reily Recreation Center Fees are not charged to online students; however, if an online student lives in the vicinity and wishes to use these services they can sign up for them and be billed accordingly.

Additional Fees for Online Students
– Applied Practicum Experience (APE): One Time Fee $200
– Integrated Learning Experience (ILE): One Time Fee $200

Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Tulane charges tuition on a per-credit structure and there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. You can take coursework at whatever pace you like, without any financial drawback.

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.

Loans

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

On The Front Lines Scholarship

Admitted students who apply by the Priority Deadline for the Online MPH in Community Health Sciences, Online Master of Health Administration, Online MPH in Disaster Management, and Online MSPH in Industrial Hygiene programs are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship. All applicants will also be considered for additional merit-based funding as part of the admissions review process. Scholarship awards up to $5,000 are applied to tuition costs, and are conditional on maintaining good academic standing.

External Scholarship Resources

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 Student Financial Aid Checklist:

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

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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

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