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MS Anatomy

The MS Anatomy degree is structured for those who wish to enhance their eligibility for entry to professional schools. This is a 1-year non-thesis program of study of cadaveric dissection-based gross anatomy, embryology, cell biology and histology, and neuroscience leading to a Master of Science degree in Anatomy. It is designed specifically for candidates who plan to attend medical school, or dental school, or enroll in other professional or advanced degree programs; it serves to improve credentials to compete for admission to a medical or dental school.Read More

The degree program offers a carefully designed curriculum that includes taking classes with medical students, participating in a learning experience that closely models the medical school environment (small group teaching and learning, problem-based learning, team-based learning, simulation, virtual microscopy, dissection-based anatomy). A small class size is maintained for students to maximize the small-group teaching environment. Students in the MS program take anatomy and histology courses alongside first year medical students at Tulane Medical School. All other graduate courses are taught within the School of Medicine by full time Medical School faculty.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MS in Anatomy program should have successfully completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Admission is competitive and applicants should have a minimum of one of the following: GPA 3.0, MCAT 504 (28), DAT 16, GRE 310. The MCAT, DAT, and/or GRE are not required, but we request that if you have taken any of these tests that you include your score report.  Applicants from Australia should have a minimum GAMSAT of 57. A minimum score of 72 in the TOEFL examination is required for applicants from non-English-speaking nations.

Application process

The application deadline is July 31, 2023. The application for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Anatomy should be submitted to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. Therefore early submission of applications is highly encouraged.  There is no application fee.

to the Master of Science degree program in Anatomy.

Supplemental application materials may be directed to:

Biomedical Sciences Office
1430 Tulane Ave. Mail Code #8656
New Orleans, LA 70112
phone: 504-988-5226
fax: 504-988-3779

Degree requirements

Students must take 32 credit hours of course work during the fall and spring semesters and complete the requirements for the degree.

Program calendar

The MS in Anatomy curriculum is designed for completion within one year. Classes start in August and end in May the following year.


Full time tuition for the 2023-24 academic year is $27,000 to be paid on a two-semester basis. No tuition waivers are available for this program. Students will also be charged the following estimated fees on a per semester basis: Academic Support Services ($1400), Student Activities ($120), Reily Recreation Center ($210), and Student Health Services ($359).