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Certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership Admissions

The deadline for the on-campus certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership with a Fall 2023 start is June 1, 2023. 

The deadlines for the online Certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership with a Summer 2022 start are as follows. 

Priority Deadline Fall 2023 online start:

June 1, 2023

Deadline Fall 2023 online start:

July 1, 2023

Fall 2023 online classes start:

August 2023

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The Certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership is for non-degree seeking students. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, you will receive official Tulane University credit for the DRL courses taken, and a transcript record can be generated upon request.

The DRLA Faculty Steering Committee evaluates all applications for admission in the certificate program. Admission decisions take into account undergraduate and graduate courses and grades, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of purpose. International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to substantiate English language proficiency. We encourage prospective applicants to communicate with the program via phone and/or email and secure answers to any questions they might have. When feasible, a face-to-face meeting and campus tour may be arranged.

The following materials are required for admission into the Certificate in Disaster Resilience Leadership program: 

  1. Completed Tulane University Graduate Program Application
  2. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate-level institutions.
    • Required minimum: an undergraduate degree from an accredited university 
    • Recommended GPA: 3.0 minimum (on a 4.0 scale)
    • For transcripts in a language other than English, please provide a certified English translation with an explanation of the grading system directly to the program
    • To be considered official, a transcript (1) must be sent directly from your institution to Tulane School of Social Work and (2) must show completion of coursework for the degree, the degree earned, and the date of degree conferral. 
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Two letters of recommendation from academic and professional sources
  5. Curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé
  6. Foreign students only: Non-US citizens applying for admission must present satisfactory evidence of sufficient competence in English to read, write, speak and understand. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report is required for each applicant whose native language is not English or if English was not the language of instruction at the institution where the applicant received his or her degree(s). Required minimum: 600 (paper version); 120 (computer based version); or 95 (internet based version). Official TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the DRLA Program via the Tulane School of Social Work, the code is: 6183. We also accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in lieu of the TOEFL examination. Visit this link for more information about these exams.

Reference/recommendation letters can be submitted via the application website, mailed to the TSSW Office, or to the email address below:

Tulane University School of Social Work #8906

127 Elk Place

New Orleans, LA 70112

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