This year we have 15 students and a typical class will range from 12 to 18 students. We keep the class size small to maintain a more personal relationship between the faculty and the students and among the students.
Yes. Most, of our students are pre-med, but we have had students go work for research labs, pharmaceutical companies, forensic labs and biomedical technology companies. Students have also gone on to PhD programs, genetic counseling programs, dental school and law school after completing our program. For a list of where some of our students go after they complete our program, click here.
It varies from year to year, and there are some students that we lost track of, but from the information we have, we estimate that more than 90% of the students who apply to Medical School or a School of Osteopathy have been accepted - not all the following year.
Tulane Medical School knows and respects our MS program, but there is no linkage. Students apply to Tulane Medical School like everyone else, but with the advantage of improved credentials and a knowledge of Tulane and the city of New Orleans.
No, but we rarely accept students with a GPA below a 3.0, MCAT below a 500, or GRE below 300.
It varies from year to year, but we get somewhere between 50 and 70 applications and accept approximately 2/3 of those that apply. We have found that a third to a half of the people we accept actually matriculate.
Yes. Upon acceptance, a $500 deposit is required to hold your spot. This will be applied to your tuition.
No. We require all of the application materials to be submitted before an admissions decision is made. If you are currently taking classes or planning on taking classes after you apply, be sure to send us updated transcripts as they become available.
Yes. All application materials must be submitted in English and GPAs must be on a 4.0 scale. For non-English speaking students, TOEFL scores are required.
No. There are no scholarships or assistantships available for this program.
Yes. For every Masters program that you apply to, you will need to submit a separate application. Departments will share supporting documents, so if you plan on applying to additional program, please send a request to Dr. Weissbecker via email at email@example.com.
Yes, it is a 20 to 30 page literature review on a topic of your choice (has to be related to genetics). Each student has a faculty mentor to provide guidance in the writing of the paper and who will be the one who decides the grade for the paper. But it is not a “thesis paper” as it does not require original research.
We are a small program with a small faculty. Any problems with classes you can talk to the teacher, any problems with paperwork you can talk to Dr. Weissbecker or Zylkia in the Biomedical Science office. Any problems with life, Dr. Weissbecker will try to help, and there is a Student Mental Health Clinic on the Uptown Tulane campus. In general, graduate school is more “on your own” than undergrad. The Uptown campus of Tulane (where the undergraduate school is) also has a pre-med advisor.