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Melissa L. Lightell, Assistant Director of Recruiting and Operations  


Melissa L. Lightell
Assistant Director of Recruiting and Operations

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Professional MBA Admissions

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The Tulane Professional MBA (PMBA) program equips you to operate on any level, from a brainstorming session to the boardroom. Innovative, rigorous curriculum, distinctive experiential learning opportunities, and faculty who are way ahead of the curve provide the foundation to position you for what's coming next.

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** Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, many test score waivers were awarded.
*The GMAC Member School logo is a trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council and is used with permission.

Application Deadlines and Dates



We encourage applicants to submit their application as early as possible.

Application Requirements

Our application process is designed to be completed entirely on line. We will review applications for admission with unofficial transcripts and score reports. Official copies of transcripts and test scores are required at the time enrollment is confirmed.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application Form ($125 application fee)
  • Resume (uploaded online)
  • One Essay (uploaded online)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (submitted online)
  •  Undergraduate Transcript/s from Accredited University (uploaded online)
  • GMAT Score Report or GRE Score Report (uploaded online)

In addition international students are required to submit

  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Score Report
  • Affidavit of Support and financial documentation certifying funds
  • A course by course transcript evaluation if educated outside of the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What factors does 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 in-person or by 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 allow admitted students to defer admission for up to one year.  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: Beginning January 2017, we will accept transfer credits from any other AACSB accredited  institution. 

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance 2021-2022

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational expenses for a single person for the eleven-month academic period of enrollment established by the University. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. Direct educational costs include tuition, fees, books, living expenses, computer, travel and miscellaneous expenses. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2020-2021 academic year for fixed costs. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include funds for spouses and dependents. For students applying for federal student loans, all of the above mentioned costs will be used to calculate the student’s budget for the total cost of attendance.

Freeman School Tuition

The total cost per credit hour of $1,920 assumes that students in the program will enroll for an average 6 credit hours each in the fall, spring and summer semesters in order to complete the 54 total required hours for the PMBA program over the course of three years. The assumed average total number for the first year of the program is 18 credit hours. Please note that for purposes of an application for federal financial aid for summer, students are required to complete a “Summer Addendum” and submit it directly to the Financial Aid Office shortly after the 15th of April.



Academic Support Services 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.


Student Activity Fee

The mandatory Student Activity fee of $80 per semester (fall and spring only) for part-time enrollment, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. Please note that if a part-time student enrolls for more than 11 credit hours, the full-time Student Activity fee will be assessed, along with other mandatory university fees.



Estimated cost for first year of program for books and supplies.


Total Tuition and University Fees


Additional Allowable Expenses (may be included in student loans)

Health Insurance Premium (optional)

(per academic year, subject to change) All part-time Tulane University students enrolled for at least 6 credit hours may choose to enroll in the Tulane University Health Plan.  Students who enroll in the annual plan (August to August), will be billed a premium $1,410 for the fall and spring semesters, ($2,820 for the year).  The current premium listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please note that the 2021-2022 insurance policy may differ when the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in June each year.



Health Center Fee (optional)

The optional Health Center fee of $345 per semester provides 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 optional Health Center Fee has a total cost $690 for the year.


Reily Center Fee (optional)

The optional Reily Center Fee of $200 per semester covers membership for the student. The total for this fee is $400 for the year (fall and spring only). Summer memberships are billed separately.


*Students enrolled in the PMBA program typically work full-time which provides a means to cover living expenses. For purposes of an application for financial aid and federal student loans, living expenses are considered a direct educational cost and would be included in a student’s budget to calculate the total cost of attendance. Please note that the above budget does not list all of the directly associated educational costs such as living expenses.

**The PMBA program requires a total of 54 credit hours for completion. The PMBA program is designed to enable students to complete the required curriculum over the course of three years, but a student may take more time if necessary to complete their studies. Students take classes throughout the calendar year including the summer semester, carrying an average course load of 5 to 7 credit hours per semester. Please note that aside from the cost of tuition, certain mandatory classes such as any of the Global Leadership courses, offer optional international trips which will incur an additional “Graduate Business Module Fee” to cover travel and administrative costs based on the location of the individual excursion. This fee will differ depending on the whether the student chooses to participate in the Latin American, European or Asian trip option. Additionally, a student may choose to participate in more than one of these international modules.