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Survival to Renewal
Tulane University

Dear Graduate Students,

There are significant changes that are about to take place for Tulane University graduate students. Hurricane Katrina has presented serious challenges for Tulane University over the past three months. However, this event also presented Tulane the opportunity to create a richer, more focused graduate experience.

As part of Tulane’s renewal process, Tulane University will suspend admission to some doctoral and master’s level programs administered by the Graduate School. The students in these programs will be notified of these changes individually and advised of their options to continue at Tulane or transfer to other institutions. Based on our evaluation, the remaining programs are strong programs that will help Tulane maintain its position as a major research university rated among the best in the nation.

Graduate programs will be administered directly by the school sponsoring the program. The requirements to earn the various graduate degrees have not changed for currently enrolled students whose programs are being continued. Graduate programs are aligned with the schools as shown on these charts. Starting with the 2006/07 academic year, the schools offering and administering graduate programs are as follows:

The School of Liberal Arts
The School of Science & Engineering
The A. B. Freeman School of Business
The School of Architecture
The School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
The School of Social Work
The School of Law
The School of Medicine.

In order to provide a mechanism for addressing your concerns, we have created an “academic reorganization call center.” This center will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. The call center may be reached, toll free, at (888) 862-8799 or locally at (504) 862-8799.

All of us are looking forward to your return to campus in January.


Lester Lefton, Ph.D
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost