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Pharmacology - Masters - Admissions

The MS in Pharmacology curriculum is designed for completion within one year. Classes will start Monday August 26, 2019 and end by May 1, 2020.

Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are due by July 31, 2019.
Orientation & the first day of class will take place on Monday August 26, 2019.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission are required to have successfully completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree including basic work in biology and chemistry. Competitive scores for admissions are a GPA of ≥3.0, and either a cumulative MCAT score of 500 (or old MCAT score: 27) or higher, an average DAT score of 18 or higher, or an average GRE score of 300 or higher.


Applications for the next academic year should be received by July 31, 2019. However, applications will be reviewed as they are received, therefore early submission of applications is highly encouraged.

Applying to the MS Program

You may create an account and complete the online application by accessing this link to Tulane's Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences website.

If you should have any questions regarding your application or the application process, please call the Biomedical Sciences office at 504-988-5226.


Full-time tuition for the 2019-20academic year is $23,500 to be paid on a two semester basis. No tuition waivers are available for this program. Students will also be charged the following estimated fees on a per semester basis: Academic Support Services ($400), Student Activities ($120), Reily Recreation Center ($180), and Student Health Services ($320). Fees are subject to change.

Master's Graduation Fees

 When applying for graduation, a Degree Fee of $35.00 is required.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Track: Students are required to successfully complete the minimum of 26 credit hours of course work, 4 credit hours for Masters Thesis Research, and complete the requirements for a Master's thesis. The thesis will be based on either laboratory or library research (the topic to be chosen by the student in consultation with the advisor and the thesis committee).

Non-Thesis Track: Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, including 4 elective courses (8 credit hours) in the Spring semester.

Community Service: A track record of community or public service has become a prerequisite for admission to most US medical schools. Students must complete a minimum of 1 hour of community service per week, or a minimum of 12 hours per semester. Documentation & reflection on what students learn from community service activities is a component of the Pharmacology ePortfolio course. Students can also elect to perform 24 hours of community service in a semester for 2 credit hours in the ePortfolio course. This can be used to complete 32 total credit hours at the end of the program.