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Online Courses

You have a tremendous capacity for helping others, but you also have various summer commitments. Tulane University’s Pre-College program is designed to fit your busy life. Our cutting-edge education technology connects you with the experience and expertise of a leading accredited institution virtually. As an online Pre-College student, you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind learning experience that offers a myriad of opportunities to engage, grow, and succeed. Best of all, you will benefit from our support, resources, and the relationships you forge — not only this summer but far into your educational future.

Online Learning

Bringing the Classroom to You

Online pre-college program courses give you the flexibility to learn using a hybrid model of coursework that both synchronous (class time spent online with other students and instructors) and asynchronous (self-paced assignments done individually). while fulfilling your commitments to work and family. This includes hybrid classes that give you ample time to complete your coursework and seek help from faculty members between sessions.

What to Expect

  • Online access to a proven curriculum and distinguished faculty
  • Live class sessions with polling, in-class chat, and breakout rooms
  • Engagement tools to allow synchronous discussions and lectures
  • Participation and collaboration tools that allow asynchronous video, audio, and text commenting


Online MPH students have access to Tulane University’s extensive peer and professional mentorship programs to help them during the course of their studies. While not required, students are encouraged to consider their mentorship options.

Students who select the peer mentorship program will be introduced to an MPH student at another accredited program who has completed at least 18 credits of their degree. Students who select the professional mentor program will be connected with a current public health professional who has at least five years of experience. Mentors provide insight into the MPH curriculum and offer advice to students throughout their academic journey.

Student Support and Engagement

Helping You Feel Comfortable and Connected


Students in our online programs feel just as connected with faculty members as our students in on-campus programs. You can talk easily with your professors via video conferencing during regular faculty office hours.

Student Success Coaches

In addition to your professors, you will have a dedicated success coach to support you from orientation through graduation. Have a question? Your coach is your “one-stop shop” for answers. Coaches are available days, nights, and weekends to ensure they can connect at the times that are most convenient for you.

Technical Support

Students interested in online learning may be concerned about using technology. While our students generally find it easy to use the digital tools on our virtual campus, our technical support desk is standing by 24⁄7 to provide support whenever you need it.

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Community Engagement

We want our online students to feel a sense of community. That’s why we have a virtual student union (VSU). Much like a student union on campus, the VSU is the “living room” of our university — a place where faculty, staff, administrators, and students can come together and discuss common issues. You can visit the VSU to set up study groups, learn about opportunities to get involved, see important reminders, and engage in casual chats about hobbies and interests.


We understand that you may feel anxious about going back to school or starting an online program. That’s why we’ve designed our in-person orientations to help you settle in, get connected, and give you the confidence you need to succeed.

During your orientation, you will gain a sense of community as you meet your success coach and build your support network with other students, faculty, staff, and administrators. At the same time as you explore the beauty and history of our physical campus, you will go hands-on with our virtual campus and get an introduction to the tools you will use in class.


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