Q: What factors do the Admissions Committee consider when evaluating my application?
A: The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, which includes all required application materials (application form, essay, resume, academic background, recommendation, and test scores), to assess an applicant's motivation, maturity and ability to successfully complete a graduate business degree.
Q: What is Freeman's policy on interviews?
A: After a preliminary review of a complete application, the Admissions Committee may request an interview of select applicants.
Q: What can I expect during the admissions interview?
A: Applicants can expect to talk about themselves, their experiences and career goals, their undergraduate record, their leadership and group activities, and their motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at the Freeman School. Due to the geographic diversity of the Freeman applicant pool, the majority of interviews are conducted via Skype or phone.
Q: Do you offer conditional admission to the programs?
A: The Freeman School does not offer conditional admissions under any circumstances. Applicants must submit all required application materials in order to be reviewed for an admission decision.
Q: May I defer my admission to the following year?
A: The Freeman School does not defer admission decisions; however, we keep all application materials on file for two years. If you have previously applied to the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for information on reactivating your application.
Q: Does the Freeman School accept transfer credits?
A: We do not accept transfer credits from any other institution. We want to insure that all Freeman graduate business students have acquired certain fundamentals and skill sets.
MME Cost of Attendance 2020-2021
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the eleven month academic period established by the University. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2020-2021 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include anticipated expenses for spouses and dependents.
Freeman School Tuition and the Academic Support Services Fee (Currently, $1,700 per credit hour for tuition) The total cost per credit hour of $1,700 assumes that a student registers for a normally progressing course load of 36 credit hours per year and is subject to future annual increases based on the University tuition rates.
Academic Support Service Fee
This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services. The cost of the Academic Support Service Fee is $100 per credit hour.
Energy Course Fees
Certain courses taught in the Trading Room are assessed a $300 course fee (applicable to a maximum of 4 courses, and may vary depending upon the individual student’s area of specialization). The total Energy Course Fees may total $1,200 for the year (fall and spring only).
Health Center Fee
A mandatory fee of $333 per semester (fall and spring only) providing for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center. It also covers health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $666 for the year (fall and spring only).
Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee (Fall and Spring)
The Student Activity fee of $120 per semester, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $190 per semester covers membership at the Center for fall and spring only. Students may purchase a summer membership. The two fees combined are $620 for the year (fall and spring only).
Tuition and University Fees
Additional Allowable Expenses (can be included in student loans)
Room & Board
Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for an eleven-month period of enrollment for the student.
Students may request that the cost of a new computer (with other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget as outlined in the "Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost in a Student's Cost of Attendance." Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics to allow this one-time expense.
Health Insurance Premium (per academic year, subject to change)
(per academic year, subject to change) All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,630.00 per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students whose program begins in the summer will also be required to carry adequate health insurance. Please note that the 2020-2021 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in mid-summer.
Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies.
Estimated cost for local transportation during the eleven-month period of enrollment.
Estimated amount for other essential expenses during the eleven-month period of enrollment.