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Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Start Earning Your Master’s Degree in Public Health While You Complete Your Undergraduate Studies

Loyola University New Orleans has partnered with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to create a unique career development opportunity for undergraduate students at Loyola. Students enrolled in Loyola’s Bachelor or Arts and Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree programs, as well as other majors who are interested in public health, may choose to apply to Tulane’s Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM), or Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) program starting in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. Students will earn credit toward their master’s degree and can also transfer up to 15 credits from their master’s studies toward their undergraduate degree. 

Program Benefits: 

  • Start working toward your master’s degree while you’re still an undergraduate student.
  • Transfer up to 15 credits from your graduate studies toward your undergraduate degree.
  • Apply to Tulane’s master’s program with no GRE test required. 
  • Complete both your undergraduate and master’s degrees in as little as 5.5 years. 
  • Choose from 13 program concentrations to fit your career goals. 

About Tulane’s Program

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has been a leader in the field of public health for more than 100 years and is ranked among the top 10% of public health programs nationally according to U.S. News and World Report. Our partnership with Tulane gives our undergraduate students access to foundational public health curriculum and an opportunity to choose from a variety of program concentrations. Students will prepare for leadership roles in the growing public health field, working in the private or public sector at the local, state, national, or international level. 

MPH Concentrations:

  • Community Health Sciences
  • Disaster Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Education and Communication
  • Health Policy
  • International Health and Sustainable Development
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences

MPHTM Concentration:

  • Tropical Medicine

MPSH Concentrations:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Industrial Hygiene

How to Apply

Qualified students will be recommended by Loyola’s Public Health liaison to apply to the program. To apply, undergraduate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a statement of purpose and objectives, resume, and three letters of recommendation. International students must demonstrate proficiency in English with a score of at least 89 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS. Applications are due either May 1 of the student’s junior year or December 1 of their senior year. 

Loyola Public Health Liaison: 

Brad Rhines, Director of Pre-health Advising


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