The Hayward Genetics Center at Tulane University offers a 1 year, post-baccalaureate Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Medical Genetics and Genomics. Our program is a multidisciplinary, intradepartmental program combining clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics and cytogenetics. The Master's program is designed to give graduates an in-depth understanding of the rapidly advancing field of human genetics and prepare qualified individuals for careers in the health sciences.
Students will be able to apply what they learn in class by observing our geneticists and genetic counselors in clinic. They will meet with genetics patients to better understand how they are evaluated, diagnosed, and treated for specific disorders. Students will also spend a class touring our labs to see how genetic tests are performed.
This educational experience allows students to improve their credentials and enhance the opportunity of an individual being admitted to a postgraduate programs. Our graduates have continued their studies in:
Though it varies from year to year, we estimate that 90% of our graduates who apply to medical or osteopathy school have been accepted in subsequent years. In addition to those students who continue their studies, we also have students who find careers working for pharmaceutical companies, research labs, and biomedical technology companies. To see a list of where some of our graduates go after our program, click here.