M.Sc. On Campus

Tropical Medicine

Tulane University

24 months
1478 USD/credit 31038 USD/year
1478 USD/credit 31038 USD/year
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The MS in Tropical Medicine offered by Tulane University is an academic degree designed to build a strong knowledge of infectious diseases of global public health importance.


Coursework provides a solid foundation in parasitology, vector biology and other infectious diseases of public health significance.  Foundational public health courses and specialty courses in biological, cellular and epidemiological aspects of pathogens and infectious disease comprise the curriculum.  Students are also required to carry out original research and write a thesis based on the findings of the research project.

Graduates of the MS degree in Tropical Medicine at Tulane University are expected to find careers in public health, biomedical sciences, or related fields at academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, health care organizations, or biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies.  Many individuals enter the program with the intention of subsequently pursuing doctoral or medical degrees.

Program Competencies

The following competencies are necessary for success in the particular branch of public health to which this degree relates.  They were developed through rigorous analysis of employers, community and global needs, and the quality standards set forth by accrediting bodies.

  • Explain infectious disease including types of organisms, mechanisms or transmission, and natural history.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the biology and immunology of host -pathogen interactions and their outcomes.
  • Interpret and effectively communicate research-based peer-reviewed literature to an academic audience.
  • Analyze research projects that address specific questions as applied to tropical medicine.
  • Identify appropriate statistical tests and research methodology for performing hypothesis-driven research that address public health problems.
  • Evaluate how biomedical methods can be applied to public health research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Healt
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Biol Basis of Disease
  • Medical Helminthology
  • Medical Entomology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 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

    31038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    31038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1478 USD per credit 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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