STARTING THIS FALL, EARLY- TO MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS can go online to get the same high-quality, skills-based public health degree that the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine offers on campus.
The program follows the competencies for the Master’s of Public Health degree in community health sciences, but is a school-wide degree, rather than department-based.
The program is designed for working professionals seeking career advancement, with a focus on leadership skills. Helping students understand and advance health equity will be a central tenet of the program. Students will also gain skills in problem solving and data-driven decision making.
The Online MPH will be presented using a hybrid approach, combining both real-time and asynchronous study, giving students a great deal of flexibility to combine the program with their existing commitments. The curriculum, however, will be structured, guiding students sequentially through the coursework.
A unique feature of the program will be two immersion sessions in which they’ll spend three to four days in concentrated, in-person group activities applying knowledge gained and networking with peers and faculty. The first immersion will take place in New Orleans, giving students the opportunity to see the campus first hand.
“We’re tremendously excited to be taking our highly ranked classroom experience and making it available to working professionals who may not be able to participate in a traditional, on-ground program,” said Dean Thomas LaVeist, who also serves as the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity. “Tulane University was originally launched in 1834 in response to public health threats in New Orleans. Online students will benefit from our deep history, extensive faculty research experience, and the close connection we have with alumni all over the globe.
Applications are now being accepted through SOPHAS, the online application service used by most schools and programs of public health.
Although this program is new, Tulane SPHTM is no stranger to online higher education. The school offered its first specialized public health degree delivered entirely by distance learning in 1994 and still offers four degrees and four certificates in areas including industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety.
To learn more about the program, visit: publichealth.tulane.edu