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Online Summer Sessions at SoPA 

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Summer session at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers a variety of opportunities to continue working toward degree completion or try a new course.


 Summer Session Benefits

Online coursework

Tulane SoPA’s summer courses are online allowing for maximum flexibility when it comes to a busy schedule. Tulane SoPA is a leader in online education with:

Multiple Sessions

SoPA offers three summer sessions:

  • First six-week session: May 20–June 28
  • Second six-week session: July 1–August 9
  • Twelve-week session: May 20–August 9

Variety of Classes

SoPA has always offered a robust slate of courses in the summer, allowing you to progress toward your degree or explore a new subject.

Affordable Tuition

SoPA’s tuition is affordable with many students qualifying for institutional and financial aid.


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 Current NTC Students

Tulane SoPA welcomes Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC) students. NTC students who take a SoPA class in the summer pay the SoPA rate of only $623/credit hour ($1,863/ course).* NTC students should consult with their academic advisor to ensure course compatibility with their degree program. Visit the Tulane Schedule of Courses and click Professional Advancement Only in the bottom right corner to view our full listing of summer courses available. NTC students do not need to fill out an application. Just click the link below to register.  


 Summer Course Highlights

Legal Aspects of Business (BSLS 3400):
Explore business laws, including those governing organizations, contracts, and bankruptcy, through lectures and practical exercises. Learn about responsibilities toward consumers and methods for successful corporate transactions.

Ethics & Technology thru Sci-Fi (CPST 3100):
Study philosophical ethics and apply them to modern technological issues using classic science fiction stories. Analyze topics like human enhancement, artificial intelligence, and personal identity to understand ethical implications in technology.

Homeland Security Challenge (HMLS 2750):
Examine the evolution of homeland security, its legal framework, and national policies. Explore political, economic, and practical implementation issues. Gain an overview of terrorist threats, U.S. responses, and key policy legislation and documents. Understand the Department of Homeland Security's approach to planning, protection, response and recovery from disasters and terrorist attacks.

Mind & Body Health (KINE 2220):
Examine the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional factors in health and wellness. Learn theoretical perspectives and practical applications for disease prevention, onset, progression, and recovery.

Influencer Strategy (MDES 2310):
Learn the basics of influencer marketing, including strategies for working with influencers and leveraging social proof to enhance brand following.

Persuasive Public Speaking (SPEC 1400):
Develop skills in crafting and delivering compelling messages to captivate audiences and achieve communication goals in personal, professional, and academic contexts.

Intro to the Legal System (GLSP 2010):
Attend lectures and complete practical exercises to examine the American legal system, including both civil and common law, focusing upon the role of the paralegal; master skills in vocabulary, interviewing and investigation, law office administration, legal document drafting, and litigation support; and recognize and apply principles of legal and professional ethics.

Intercultural Communication & Language Pedagogy (EDUC 3230):
This course introduces educators to sociocultural factors influencing language teaching and learning for multilingual English learners. Explore the role of intercultural communication in teacher and learner behavior. Learn to identify and address communication breakdowns in instructional and assessment practices affecting language acquisition and develop strategies to enhance intercultural awareness and communication skills for both teachers and learners.


 Summer Admissions Process

The admissions process for summer is simple.


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For More Information

If you have any questions, please email

*These rates apply to NTC students not participating in a summer minor institute or abroad program and applies only to courses offered by SoPA and scheduled in a SoPA summer session.