Diploma in Tropical Medicine


The Diploma in Tropical Medicine course is designed for physicians and physician assistants or those in training and is therefore limited to:

  • Third- and fourth-year medical students
  • Physician assistants and students in physician assistant programs
  • Those holding an M.D. or D.O. degree including physicians, residents, fellows, staff, instructors, and postdoc fellows

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and Fees are free for Baylor College of Medicine students. No additional charges for webinar/online courses.
  • Domestic $7,755 (USD)
  • International $8,255 (USD)
  • Note: Tuition and fees do not include living or transportation expenses.

Refund Policy

Each module is charged separately but learners are required to pay all modules they apply for up front.  The refund policy applies to each module independently.

  • Withdraws ten business days before classes begin - 100 percent
  • Withdraws on the first day of class - 60 percent
  • Withdraws on the second day of class - 40 percent
  • Withdraws on the third day of class - 20 percent
  • Withdraws after the third day of class - 0 percent


There is no fee for this application. Tuition will be due after acceptance to the Diploma of Tropical Medicine program.

The due date for the winter session is Oct. 1 (Sept. 1 for international students); the due date for the summer session is May 1 (March 1 for international students).

Online Application: Applicants need to complete the online application for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine. The online application may be completed in multiple sessions. The applicants will be asked to provide information related to academic qualifications, research and work experience, honors, awards, scholarships, and publications. In addition, the applicants need to provide (a) a personal statement explaining the reason for pursuing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and (b) an international experience essay describing relevant prior experience within developing countries or the anticipated relevance of this program if the applicants have no prior international experience.

Transcripts: Applicants need to submit official transcripts (official transcripts required from non-physicians; copy of medical diploma and license from physicians). Note: medical license information will be verified.

Letters of Recommendation:

-Non-Baylor affiliated applicants need to provide three letters of recommendation using the recommendation letter request form.

-Medical students in the Global Health Track need to provide two letters of recommendations using the global health track recommendation letter templates.

-All other Baylor employees/students need to provide two letters of recommendation using the Baylor student/employee recommendation letter template.

English Proficiency Requirement (for foreign applicants): - Applicants whose native language is not English are required to score a minimum on the TOEFL (100/600) or IELTS (6.0) exams taken within the last two years. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement is waived for individuals who have received a degree from a U.S. university. For foreign medical graduates, ECFMG certification can be used to fulfill the English proficiency requirement.

Submit documents to:

Academic Coordinator
National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza - BCM 113
Houston, TX 77030