New agreement will pave the way for more Black men to enter field of public health

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New agreement will pave the way for more Black men to enter field of public health

New agreement will pave the way for more Black men to enter field of public health

 

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has entered into a five-year agreement with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the oldest intercollegiate fraternity for African American college men in the United States, that will streamline the admissions process for the organization’s members.

The agreement paves the way for members and alumni of the fraternity to apply and enroll in the school’s online master’s programs in areas such as community health sciences, environmental health sciences and health administration.

Under the agreement, all application fees will be waived for members of Alpha Phi Alpha. Participating students will also enjoy tuition discounts that will increase based on the number of fraternity members who enroll.

“This is a positive step for both institutions and aligns with our school’s goal to become the most diverse school of public health in the country,” said Thomas LaVeist, dean of the school and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity. “We are thrilled to be in partnership with such a well-respected fraternal organization.”

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