18 months
1478 USD/credit 44340 USD/year
1478 USD/credit 44340 USD/year
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The MPH program in Nutrition offered by Tulane University emphasizes the social and environmental determinants of nutrition and food security problems. 


Students learn ways to address these issues through nutritional assessment of populations, community nutrition actions, health promotion programs, and food and nutrition policies. Graduates leave the school with the skills to manage or participate in health programs that address nutritional issues. They also gain the tools needed to shape policies that improve the nutritional health and food security of populations. The program addresses problems and solutions across a full spectrum of contexts, including: humanitarian crises in low-income countries; sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries; and the dual burden problems of under- and over-nutrition common to middle and high-income countries. 

The Nutrition program offered by Tulane University is a member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition(AGPPHN).

Program Competencies

Students who graduate from this degree program can expect to develop the following competencies as they successfully meet and complete the program degree requirements.

  • Identify the major types of food and nutrition related health problems in domestic and international settings and the factors that cause them.
  • Apply various methods in order to assess the food security and nutritional status of populations, including anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary, and ecological methods.
  • Describe and design a theory-based public health intervention or program.
  • Develop a plan to monitor and evaluate a public health intervention or program, based on a theory of change.
  • Conduct analysis of nutrition and food security data using statistical software, including the interpretation and communication of results.
  • Describe major policies and programs that affect food, nutrition, and health and explain the logic of their impacts.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying the concepts of public health programming and evaluation to food, nutrition, and health problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Healt
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Health Systems Policy and Mgmt
  • Design Strategies in PH Prgrms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • The written Statement of Purpose and Objectives should demonstrate how the applicant's public health career goals and interests align with their selected degree program.
  • Recommendations from three instructors or employers should indicate characteristics for success in public health graduate study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    44340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit during 18 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.


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