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Physiology Application Information


Admission Requirements

Undergraduate certification and a baccalaureate degree in biology or related major is required for admission. For the US applicants, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and either MCAT of 502 or DAT of 18 or GRE of 300 is required. Due to the situation with COVID-19, we will consider applications even if these scores are not yet available.  In addition, copies of your transcripts will be accepted to review your application.  However, if accepted to our program, your official transcripts should be received prior to your arrival. Applications will be reviewed year round.

Applications for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Physiology are submitted through the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences Office. Completed application packages will be reviewed by the program admission committee as they are received and applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. Therefore early submission of applications is highly encouraged. The on-line application for the Master of Science degree can be found on the Tulane University website:

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Degree Requirements

Students must take 30 credit hours of course work during the fall and spring semesters and complete the requirements for the degree.

Tuition & Fees 


(per semester) (per year)
Tuition $ 11,750 $  23,500
Academic Support Service Fee $      400 $       800
Reily Center Fee $      180 $       360
Student Health Fee $      333 $       666
Student Activities Fee $      120 $       240
Mandatory Fees

Academic Support Services Fee

The Academic Support Services Fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the University libraries and academic support services, such as language and science laboratories. It also covers certain computer services, data and voice hook-ups, the tutoring services and some of the non-testing components of the Center for educational Resources and Counseling, certain on-line library services, and other academic support services.

Student Health Center Fee

The Student Health Fee provides students with primary care, psychiatric care, and contraceptive care at the Student Health Center. It also contributes to health education programs, drug/alcohol counseling, and the Tulane Emergency Medical Service.

Student Activity Fee

The Student body at Tulane assesses itself a Student Activity Fee to support its activities. The Student Activity fee entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly newspaper, and admission to many intercollegiate athletic contests, movies, and lectures.

Reily Recreation Center Fee

Full-time students will be assessed for membership to the Reily Recreation center. Part-time students have the option to join the Reily Center.

Financial Aid

There is no financial aid available from the Department of Physiology or Tulane University for the Master’s Program. Information on other financial aid can be obtained from the university’s Office of Financial Aid

Student Loans

If you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident, you may be eligible for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loans. To apply on-line for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA), just go to FAFSA On the Web at


Tulane University policy requires that all students have health insurance coverage. This requirement can be met by subscribing to the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the University, or by providing evidence of coverage under your parent’s or own hospitalization plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application for the master’ program is located below. You may only apply on-line as we no longer accepting applications via paper forms.

What documents will I need to submit with my application?
The on-line application system will not allow an applicant to submit an application until it is complete. You may save a partially completed application and complete it later. To complete the application you must:

  1. fill in information in all parts of the application
  2. upload a statement of purpose
  3. enter the names and requested contact information of three people who will submit (on-line) letters of academic and/or professional recommendation.

What is expected in my statement of purpose?
Applicants should explain in detail why they are interested in the specific graduate program at Tulane, describe career goals, strengths and accomplishments relevant to the intended course of study. Generally statements of purpose should be no more than about 500 words.

How do my recommendation writers submit the letters?
The people you have selected to write a letter of recommendation will submit the letters electronically using the on-line application system. You will enter the name and an e-mail address of each recommendation provider. Once the information is saved an e-mail will be sent to the recommendation provider with instructions on how to proceed with the on-line recommendation. 

Where do I send my GRE/MCAT scores?
All applicants should direct their official GRE (Code:#6178) or MCAT score reports to:

Tulane University
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
1430 Tulane Avenue, Mail Code #8656
New Orleans, LA 70112