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Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree (BS or BA) with a GPA ≥ 3.0.
  • MCAT scores of ≥ 500 (24) or,
    DAT scores ≥ 16 or,
    GRE scores ≥ 300.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score ≥ 80 is required, but this requirement can be waived with a score ≥ 151 on the Verbal portion of the GRE or by having passed the ECFMG English Language Proficiency examination.
Application Information

Students interested in pursuing a MS in Pathology apply online through the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) graduate program website choosing the MS in Molecular Medicine or the MS in Molecular and Cellular Patholobiology as their primary interest on the application form (non-refundable and non-transferable fee of $50).

The online application can be accessed at:

Applications will be accepted until the application deadline (July for admission in the Fall semester) or until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. Early submission is encouraged. Note that several programs at Tulane use this application service.  Be certain that you designate one of the two programs in Pathology. Three reference letters will be solicited on your behalf after the names of your referees have been submitted to the on-line application system.

We recommend that you also send an e-mail to our Program Director (Haitao Zhang, to notify us that you have submitted an online application to our program.

Official test scores should be directed to:
Administrative Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
1430 Tulane Avenue Box 8679
New Orleans, LA 70112

Concerns regarding the online application process should be addressed to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (

The applications will require verifiable GRE, MCAT or DAT test scores and official transcripts from each institution attended.

Questions regarding the program can be addressed to the Program Coordinator (Doreen Barrett,, Program Director (Dr. Haitao Zhang, or Co-Director (Dr. Gilbert Morris,

The online application can be accessed at: