Tuition, Financial Aid, and Funding Opportunities
Financial Aid | Scholarships | Graduate Assistantships | International Funding
Graduate education is an investment in your future and the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine provides a high-quality education in the top tier of public health schools at a tuition rate that is lower than many of our peers. The value of a Tulane public health degree is evident in the 93% of our graduates who find jobs or continue their education within a year of graduation.
Tuition is assessed per credit hour. The MPH and MSPH degrees consist of a minimum of 42 to 45 credits, depending on the program, and the MHA degree consists of 60 credit hours of course work. The typical graduate student takes nine to 15 credits per semester.
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Multiply the tuition rate indicated on the university’s Tuition and Fees page by the number of credits required for the your chosen program to determine the total program tuition costs. You must also add applicable fees to find the total cost of the degree. To determine the cost per semester, multiply the number of credits you plan to take by the tuition rate and add in applicable fees based on the schedule.
As a private, nonprofit educational institution, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Also see the Admissions FAQs for more information.
Students usually finance their graduate education through a combination of financial aid, graduate teaching or research assistantships, scholarships, and work-study opportunities. Tulane's Office of Financial Aid works with each student to determine financial aid packages that include student loans and any scholarships awarded. Financial aid counselors consider not only tuition, but also required fees, books and supplies, and living expenses in preparing a financial aid package to qualified students. Please note that all documentation must be completed to receive the financial aid package.
Learn more about the Financial Aid timeline.
Several scholarships are awarded annually through the Dean's Office drawn from endowed scholarships, Dean's Grants, department resources, and other scholarship funds. There is no separate application process for academic scholarships. Partial scholarship funding is based on a combination of merit, need, and other endowment requirements. All applications for accepted students with accompanying financial aid form are considered for possible funding. Please work with your department to learn more. Also see the Admissions FAQs for answers to additional questions.
Current Masters Internationalists (MI) and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) may apply for Dean's Grant scholarships of $5,000, which are available for high-achieving MI and RPCV students. See the Peace Corps Programs page for more information.
A limited number of full scholarships including tuition and a $24,000 stipend per year for two years are available through the Dean’s Research Council to support doctoral study. To be eligible for these scholarships, applications to the doctoral program should be submitted by December 1. Successful applicants must have been accepted into an SPHTM doctoral program, demonstrate a record of superior academic achievement with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, exhibit professional accomplishment, provide professional references, and have GRE scores in the upper percentiles. No separate application is required academic scholarships. Refer to department contacts for more information.
Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available in each SPHTM department. Graduate assistant positions are not awarded as a part of the admissions package. Those entering degree programs may apply for teaching or research assistantships through the departments and in conjunction with faculty research. Assistantships offer stipends or hourly salaries and are a way to support graduate study while gaining valuable experience for resumé building and professional development. In addition, work study for administrative support is also available for those who qualify. Graduate assistants may work up to 20 hours a week. Learn more about these opportunities once you have enrolled and are on campus. Applications are not available in advance of the semester.
Public health traineeships that provide funds to defray educational costs are based on available funding from HRSA. Please note that assistantships and work study opportunities are not available in advance.
Funding for International Students
United States federal financial aid is not available for international students. Many students from outside of the U.S. find funding through their government, private foundations, or private loan programs. International students may be eligible for research or teaching assistantships through their departments. The Tulane Office of Financial Aid has suggestions and links for international students on their website.