The Dual Degree (MD-MS) program can be completed within the 4-year Medical School curriculum. MD-MS dual degree students complete the MS portion of the curriculum in the first two years at Tulane School of Medicine. M.S. coursework the program is set up to allow integration with the MD curriculum and will ensure that MS classes do not conflict with the scheduled and required MD curriculum and through elective coursework offered in the summer before and after Year 1.
Limited scholarships are available for highly qualified students.
|Term||Bioethics Track||Medical Humanities Track|
|Summer Prior to Year 1||
Elective 1 (3)
Elective 1 (3)
|Year 1, Semester 1||Medical Humanities (3)||Medical Humanities (3)|
|Year 1, Semester 2||Current Controversies in Healthcare (3)
Ethical Theory (3)
|Current Controversies in Healthcare (3)
History of Medicine(3)
|Summer||Elective 3 (3)
|Elective 3 (3)
|Year 2, Semester 1||Clinical Ethics (3)
Research Ethics (3)
|Narrative Medicine (3)
Medicine in Literature and Film (3)
|Year 2, Semester 2||Capstone Project (3)||Capstone Project (3)|
|Total Hours||21 hours Required courses
12 hours Elective courses
TOTAL = 33 hours
Our application process is streamlined for medical students and may be submitted through our online portal.
You may apply with only a writing sample and personal statement. Your transcripts, verified MCAT score report, and letters of recommendation will be pulled from your medical school application, or may be sent directly to the Biomedical Sciences office.
Applications for dual degree students are due April 15 of the year you intend to start taking classes.