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Public Health and Tropical Medicine

24 months
1537 USD/year
1537 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM) at Tulane University is a public health degree with a specialty in infectious diseases, and especially those diseases found in tropical regions.


The Public Health and Tropical Medicine program at Tulane University prepares public health practitioners to plan and evaluate disease control and prevention programs, physicians to better treat and evaluate tropical diseases, or students to pursue medical school and other medical professions.

Program Competencies

  • Assess key elements affecting the pathogenesis and transmission of infectious diseases commonly found in the tropics.
  • Assess the factors influencing tropical disease prevention, control and diagnosis.
  • Identify appropriate techniques, as they relate to specific tropical disease pathogen and vector for diagnosis, prevention, and control.
  • Critique relevant methods for planning and evaluating tropical disease control and prevention programs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Health Systems Policy
  • Medical Protozoology
  • Tropical Virology
  • Medical Entomology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts sent directly to SOPHAS from all institutions attended
  • A personal statement that clearly and directly address the following:
    • Why are you applying to Tulane SPHTM, and the specific program/option/concentration you chose?
    • How will earning this degree help you achieve your professional goals?
    • What have you learned from successes and/or challenges in your past educational, professional, and/or personal experiences? Please use specific examples, as applicable.
  • Resume/CV
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1537 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1537 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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