Tulane University Program Review
Tulane's mission is to construct a learning environment that is dedicated to preserving, sharing and actively pursuing knowledge with which the lives of students and communities can be enriched. The school wants to create a place where learning, generating new knowledge, offering rewarding teaching experiences, and fostering a sense of community are paramount values and where students who emerge from this environment will embody the values of integrity and wisdom.
The university was first established in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana, and with the addition of a law department, was renamed The University of Louisiana in 1847. Because of the Civil War, the school was forced to close, and after the war, like much of the South, was in financial ruins. With a generous donation from the school’s namesake, Paul Tulane, the school was able to stay open and has since become one of the South’s premier universities. The main campus is located in downtown New Orleans, and there are smaller campuses in Elmwood, LA, Houston, TX, and Biloxi, MS.
Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and Emory University comprise the original three "Southern Ivies,” meaning that while they are not part of the traditional group of Ivy League schools that they provide the same quality of education. Tulane also has the distinction of being one of North America's top research universities and is a designated Carnegie research institution at the highest level. Additionally, the school’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, Department of Latin American studies, and French, Spanish, Portuguese programs have all been ranked as some of the best in nation.
Students will engage in online learning at Tulane through professor-led streaming video lectures. A majority of the online programs offered by Tulane are taken through the Freeman School of Business and allow students to earn their MBAs or gain important professional certifications that can help them advance in their careers. Students will take a series of three, eight-week courses to complete their Master’s degrees and will gain a number of certifications in the process.