Clinical Anatomy

The MS in Clinical Anatomy degree is designed to train the next generation of educators in the health sciences. This is a 2-year non-thesis program of study of cadaveric dissection-based gross anatomy, embryology, cell biology and histology, and neuroscience leading to a MS degree in Anatomy. It is designed specifically for candidates who wish to develop careers in teaching and research in the anatomical sciences. In the first year, students in the program take anatomy and histology courses along with other graduate courses. In the second year, student take courses and practicums that train them in the principles and practice of medical education and curriculum development.

Class size is small to maximize the small-group teaching environment. All graduate courses in the program are taught within the School of Medicine by full time Medical School faculty.

Who is this program meant for?

This is a two-year non-thesis program that leads to the MS Clinical Anatomy degree. It is designed for bachelor degree graduates and physicians who intend to follow a career in teaching the morphological sciences in colleges as well as research and scholarship in health sciences education. With a MS Clinical Anatomy degree, graduates can apply for teaching positions in anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy, biomedical sciences.

How long is the program?

The program runs from August to May.

Will the degree qualify a student for a PhD?

Upon graduation with a MS Clinical Anatomy degree, graduates can apply to PhD programs in US or non-US colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MS in Clinical Anatomy program must meet the following requirements:

  1. A complete application to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences.  This includes a written statement of career goals and objectives (not to exceed 1,500 words)
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  3. Official transcripts for all academic work (forwarded directly from each college or university)
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. One of the following minimum scores: GPA 3.0, MCAT 504 (28), DAT 16, GRE 310. For applicants from Australia: GAMSAT 57
  6. TOEFL scores for applicants from non-English-speaking nations with a minimum score of 72.
Application process

The application for admission to the MS Clinical Anatomy 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 Clinical 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 42 credit hours of course work over 4 semesters and complete the requirements for the degree.

Program calendar

The MS in Clinical Anatomy curriculum is designed for completion within two years. Classes start in August and end in May each year.


Full time tuition for the 2024-25 academic year is $27,810 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).