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Tulane University launches online Master of Public Health

April 02, 2019 9:45 AM


Keith Brannon



The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is launching an online Master of Public Health with Noodle Partners, the university’s longtime online innovation partner. The program brings the school’s world-class reputation for skills-based public health education to an interactive online experience. 

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 Master of Public Health 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. Students will participate in two immersions 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 program, now accepting applications, will begin its initial cohort this August.

“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. 

 “By taking this program online, Tulane is educating public health professionals in a more practical and effective way for adult learners,” Noodle Partners CEO John Katzman said. “They’re innovating to bring maximum value to these learners’ careers, and that will be incredibly impactful.”

Although the program being launched today is new to online higher education, in 1994 the school offered its first specialized public health degree delivered entirely by distance learning. 

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