Applicants for the PhD degree are assessed based on research experience, GPA, GRE/MCAT scores and a personal interview. Prior research experience is an asset. An Admissions Committee made up of research scientists reviews all applications. These individuals assess qualifications, invite qualified applicants for interviews and ultimately identify applicants that are offered positions in the program. Applicants selected for interview are contacted by BMS program staff to make arrangements for their interview and visit.
PhD applications open on October 1st and close on April 1st. Apply early. Interviews begin in January and offers of Admission are usually made within a week of the interview. The class may be full before the April 1st deadline.
Competitive candidates for admission will be invited to visit New Orleans and Tulane University, tour the facilities, meet faculty and graduate students, and have a two-way interview. The interview provides an opportunity for faculty to get a sense of the applicants' interests and capabilities and allows the applicants to meet and interact with Tulane’s current PhD students and instructors to ensure they would be a good fit. Each applicant is encouraged to identify faculty of particular interest so that information about research of special interest to the applicant can be discussed. The faculty link on the main BMS webpage: https://medicine.tulane.edu/education/biomedical-sciences-graduate-program has links to areas of research interest for over 100 BMS faculty members.