The application process for Fall 2024 will open on September 1, 2023.
Application deadline - August 6, 2024 (or until the program is filled)
Class size varies year to year, a typical class will range from 10 to 16 students. We keep the class size small to maintain a more personal relationship between the faculty and the students and among the students.
Yes. Many of our students are pre-med, but students have also gone on to PhD programs, genetic counseling programs, dental school and even law school after completing our program. They have also found employment in research labs, pharmaceutical companies, forensic labs and biomedical technology companies.
of where some of our students go after they complete our program.
It varies from year to year, and there are some students that we lost track of, but from the information we have, we estimate that approximately 90% of the students who apply to Medical School or a School of Osteopathy have been accepted within a few years of completing our program.
Tulane Medical School knows and respects our MS program, but there is no linkage. Students apply to Tulane Medical School like everyone else, but with the advantage of improved credentials and a noted connection to and knowledge of Tulane and the city of New Orleans. Our professors write letters of recommendation that can help a student’s application to Tulane and other medical schools.
Application & Acceptance
There is no minimum, but we rarely accept students with a GPA below a 3.0. MCATs and GREs are no longer required, however they can be provided if they could enhance a student’s application. For example, a good MCAT or GRE score may help offset a lower GPA.
It varies from year to year, but we get somewhere between 50 and 70 applications and accept approximately 2/3 of those that apply. We have found that a third to a half of the people we accept actually matriculate.
Yes. Upon acceptance, a $500 deposit is required to hold your spot. This will be applied to your tuition. A refund can be requested if a student is accepted to an accredited MD/DO/Dental program subsequent to beginning our program.
No. We require all of the application materials to be submitted before an admissions decision is made. If you are currently taking classes or planning on taking classes after you apply, be sure to send us updated transcripts as they become available. An official transcript showing a degree was conferred is required before matriculation.
Yes. All application materials must be submitted in English and transcripts from any non-US school must go through a formal international transcript evaluation (such as provided by the WES.) For students who did not graduate from a university that did not teach courses in English, TOEFL or IELTS scores are required [TOEFL minimum 80 or IELTS minimum 7.0].
No. There are no scholarships or assistantships available for this program.
Yes. For every Masters program that you apply to, you will need to submit a separate application. You must submit your personal statement, resume/cv and list your recommenders in all your applications even if they are the same people.
Letters of Recommendation: When applying, you must list your references for EACH application you create. Put their email in for one of the applications so they will get the invitation to send the Letter of Recommendation. For the other applications, you can put their names and the BMS@tulane.edu email. Once you see through the application portal that the LOR’s are in, you can email email@example.com and request they be shared among the other applications.
Yes, it is a 20 to 30 page literature review on a topic of your choice (has to be related to genetics). Each student has a faculty mentor to provide guidance in the writing of the paper and who will be the one who decides the grade for the paper. It is not a formal “thesis paper”, as it does not require original research.
We are a small program with a small faculty. If you have any problems with classes, you can speak directly to the professor. Dr. Weissbecker provides counseling related to applying to medical school, other employment options, and help with dealing with “life issues.” The Biomedical Science office also has an Academic and Career Advisor for graduate students, Weiwei Xu. Tulane University provides mental health support through the Tulane Counseling Center located inside the Health Center: 127 Elk Place, Room 261.