programs and degrees
 Maria Morales  

Academic Programs

If you are interested in applying to any of our academic programs, please visit the School's admissions page for application information.


Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM)

By combining a core public health curriculum with coursework on the clinical, epidemiological, and control aspects of tropical diseases, this program prepares physicians and health professionals to assess tropical medicine from various perspectives; it also prepares the participants to evaluate and plan disease prevention and control programs.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) program provides advanced training in parasitology and infectious diseases in the context of public health and tropical medicine. This program provides a solid foundation in medicine, parasitology, microbiology and other public health-related programs in infectious diseases, as well as biomedical sciences in general.

Doctor of Philosophy in Parasitology (PhD)

This program is designed for the individual interested in further investigations into tropical infectious disease related problems in academic, government and other organizations.

Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health

This program provides a structured curriculum with practical instruction in tropical medicine, including the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and control of diseases prevalent in the tropics.

MD/MPH&TM Program

Tulane's MD/MPH combined degree program offers Tulane School of Medicine students a unique opportunity to build on their patient-based medical education with a population-based public health degree. The combined degree program is designed to be completed in four years, integrating the requirements for the School of Medicine with those from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Peace Corps/Master's International Program

The Department of Tropical Medicine welcomes students to join us as Masters Internationalists. These students complete their MPH course work on campus, but they also gain vital public health experience through two years of service with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps experience offers a number of personal and professional benefits to public health students, and it also fulfills the practicum requirement of the school.


Combined Degree Program

The Combined Degree Program allows outstanding  BSPH students to combine their undergraduate studies with a public health professional master's degrees at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Students may combine the BSPH with the MPH, MSPH, or MHA.  The combined degree typically takes  four semesters (including the summer semester) after completion of the BSPH degree.  The combined degree program allows up to 12 graduate level credits to be completed while an undergraduate which saves approximately one semester.

For more information, please contact us at


Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2210, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558