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Tulane University and Dillard University partner for accelerated master’s programs

July 07, 2023 11:00 AM
Alicia Jasmin



The Tulane School of Professional Advancement (Tulane SoPA) has partnered with Dillard University to offer students an accelerated path to earning a graduate degree. Through the new agreement, Dillard University undergraduates may apply to Tulane SoPA’s graduate programs where they can cross-register in two courses while paying the tuition rate of their home institution.

Applications are open now for fall 2023 enrollment.
After the first two courses, students pay Tulane SoPA’s graduate tuition rate and receive an additional 20 percent discount. Accelerated master’s program students will typically attend Dillard for four years and Tulane for one-to-two years.

“This partnership is an invitation for Dillard students to consider earning a graduate degree from Tulane without cost being a deterrent,” says Suri Duitch, Ph.D., Dean of Tulane SoPA.  “The readiness of Dillard undergraduates is evident, and we’re excited to support their goals of continuing their education at Tulane.”

To qualify, undergraduate students must have earned a minimum of 75 credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Dillard University, including 15 credits in the major, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to apply for the accelerated master’s program. Students must apply to the Tulane SoPA graduate program of their choice, which may require an essay, resume, or interview. Admission to Tulane graduate programs is not guaranteed.

“I believe this opportunity will help further prepare our students for high-demand professions like education, cyber management, and emergency management," said Dillard University President Rochelle Ford. “This Tulane-Dillard program should inspire others in the Higher Education community to collaborate to provide access to advanced degrees and help enrich the diversity of their students thus creating a more vibrant learning community.”

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