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Masters in Medical Genetics & Genomics


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The application process for Fall 2024 begins September 1, 2023.

Application deadline - August 6, 2024 (or until the program is filled)

Due to the current difficulty in scheduling GREs/MCATs and DATs, those tests may be submitted if you already have a score, but are not required to submit your application.  Please contact Kelsey Muchacho at kmuchacho@tulane.edu or Dr. Karen Weissbecker at kremer@tulane.edu with any questions.  Thank you!


Program Overview

The Hayward Genetics Center offers a 1-year, post-baccalaureate Master in Medical Genetics and Genomics. This multidisciplinary program gives graduates an in-depth understanding of the rapidly advancing field of clinical human genetics. It is designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers in the health sciences, and to provide an educational experience that will enhance the opportunity of being admitted into a postgraduate professional school such as medical school or PhD programs.

  • Most of our students are pre-med, and while it varies from year to year, we estimate that over 90% of our graduates who apply to medical school or osteopathy school have been accepted in subsequent years.
  • In addition to medical school, graduates from our program have also gone on to other careers including dental school, PhD programs, genetic counseling masters programs, and working with biomedical technology companies.
  • The curriculum includes courses that cover the same material as the Tulane Medical School’s first year Genetics course and first year Medical Biochemistry course.
  • We offer clinical shadowing opportunities in the Tulane Genetics clinics

To request more information regarding the Masters program please contact:

Dr. Karen Weissbecker
Director of Graduate Education
Hayward Genetics Center
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
Telephone: 504 988-6242
Email: kremer@tulane.edu


Kelsey Muchacho
Administrative Program Director
Hayward Genetics Center
Tulane University School of Medicine
Telephone: 504 988-5101
Email: kmuchacho@tulane.edu

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