Doctoral Program Costs

Cost of Study

Tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year is $17,550 per semester. Fees are $785 per semester and include the academic support service fee ($300), the student activity fee ($120), the student health service fee ($245), and the Reily recreation center fee ($120). Tuition is waived for students who obtain teaching or research assistantships, but fees are not. Tulane supplies limited funds to qualified graduate students every year to attend conferences and symposia.

Cost of Living

A limited number of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available at the Papillon Apartments (located in the Lower Garden District) at a cost of $815-$1520 per month; see information here. Housing is also available at the Deming Pavilion, located next to the Tulane University Hospital Clinic in downtown New Orleans. Rents range from $650 to $1600; click here for more information. Off-campus housing is also available, with many options available within walking distance of campus. Additional information about off-campus housing can be obtained from the local newspaper (online at, realtor companies, and internet listings. Most students find housing in the $300-$800 range. Once accepted into the program, we encourage students to contact graduate students in the program for advice on housing. As in other cities, many of the best rentals are not advertised and can only be obtained through contacts.

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