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Physiology Masters Program

Masters Program

Physiology Masters Program

The Physiology Graduate Program at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA has developed a Master’s program specifically designed to provide advanced training and understanding of the functions of the body, and to serve as the foundation for the study of medicine. Successful completion of this one-year program will increase your competitiveness for medical schools or equivalent professional programs. The program includes Advanced Medical Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Translational Physiology. Here is a short introductory guide to the Physiology Graduate Program. The program is open for applications all year long, but only starts in the Fall. 

In addition, our program incorporates opportunities for research, interaction with faculty across multiple disciplines, MCAT prep and physician shadowing.

Allows students to participate in research, grant writing, and protocol creation Allows students a chance to interact with faculty and researchers from Tulane School of Medicine, the VA Healthcare System and Pennington Biomedical Research Center


Facilitates learning the materials tested on the MCAT Provides opportunities for student volunteers to shadow physicians at Tulane Hospital


We feel our program has been instrumental in helping students become more competitive for admission to medical school or other professional programs. On average, 84% of our graduates from our first three years (2015-2017) have received acceptance letters to medical or equivalent schools. Students that graduated in May 2018 receive responses to their applications in late Summer or early Fall of 2019. As of mid-August 2019, 40% of our 2018 graduates have already been accepted. Congratulations to all our graduates; we wish them great success in their future careers!

chart of physiology MS graduates admitted to medical school