Applicants for the PhD degree must have a Baccalaureate degree prior to admission. Applicants are assessed based on academic history including undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPA, a personal statement, Resume or CV, three letters of recommendation, prior research experience (if applicable) and GRE/MCAT scores. An Admissions Committee made up of research scientists reviews all applications. These individuals assess qualifications, select qualified applicants for interviews and ultimately identify applicants whom are offered positions in the program. Applicants selected for interview will contacted by the 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 made on a rolling basis, although offers may be made as late as April 15th. Although applications are open until April 1st, the class may fill early.
The following Official documents must be received before considering your application complete.
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.