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Tulane SPHTM Distance Learning offers the MPH and MSPH degrees for mid-career professionals in Disaster Management, Occupational Health and Safety Management, Occupational and Environmental Health, and Industrial Hygiene.

“I was able to build my skillset and have a  portfolio that allowed me to present a unified education as far as where I’m moving, where I want to go and it’s made a difference.”

Ashley Hawes (MPH in Disaster Management Graduate)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master’s of Public Health is the recognized professional degree for leadership careers in public health. Environmental and Occupational Health are one of the five areas of public health. Students obtain a public health foundation in the five core areas (epidemiology, behavioral science, environmental health, biostatistics, and management) along with study in a specific concentration.

The distance learning degree and certificate programs are designed to advance knowledge and skills and geared for mid-career professionals

The MPH is designed to advance careers in occupational and environmental public health practice.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene is a public health professional degree with a science orientation. Students obtain a public health foundation in the five core areas (epidemiology, behavioral science, environmental health, biostatistics, and management)  along with in-depth study in industrial hygiene.

Master's Degree Requirements

All professional degrees (MPH, MSPH and MPH&TM) require the school-wide core requirements. No student may graduate without fulfilling all of the core requirements.

Core Course Requirements

1. Students must achieve the competencies in the public health core areas:

  • BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics (3)
  • GEHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health (3)
  • EPID 6030 Epidemiologic Methods (3)
  • GHSD 6030 Introduction to Health Systems, Management and Policy (3)
  • GCHB 6030 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Global Health (3)

Note: TRMD 6010 Biological Basis of Disease (3) is no longer a core course. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of basic public health through prior degrees or course work in human health biology. Some programs require TRMD 6010

2. Achieve the program competencies through 18- 22 credits in required courses and achieve a GPA of 3.0.

3. Complete a practicum (minimum 200 hours) to gain practical experience and demonstrate the application of the program competencies.

4. Complete a culminating experience that integrates and applies the core and programmatic knowledge and skills in practice settings.