The Graduate Anatomy degree at Tulane University is a unique multi-track program.

The Graduate Anatomy program at Tulane University School of Medicine is an international comprehensive program that caters to the future of biomedical science: education, research, preparation, and training. It is a unique program, the largest anatomy program of its kind anywhere in the US There are 4 tracks that lead up to the award of a Master of Science degree, depending on the ultimate career goal of the applicant.

 

You can compare all 4 tracks side by side in a comparison chart by clicking here.

 

International applicants

International applicants are welcome to apply to these programs. Program information in other languages is available by clicking on this link.

 

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Master of Science in Anatomy

Who is this program meant for? This is a one-year non-thesis program that leads to the MS Anatomy degree. It is designed for those who intend to improve their qualifications and eligibility for applying to professional school programs. With a MS Anatomy degree, graduates can apply to the following programs at US and non-US colleges: medicine (MD, DO), dentistry (DMD), physician assistant (PA), biomedical sciences (PhD).

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 Anatomy degree, graduates can apply to PhD programs in US or non-US colleges and universities.

For more details about the MS Anatomy degree, you can click on the Anatomy link at the top of the page or you can click here.

Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy

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.

For more details about the MS Clinical Anatomy degree, you can click on the Clinical Anatomy link at the top of the page or you can click here.

Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science Combined

Who is this program meant for? This is a four-year non-thesis program that leads to the MS Anatomy degree. It is designed for students who have been accepted into the MD program at Tulane Medical School who intend to develop a career in a surgical specialty. The MS program is designed to be taken together with the MD program leading to the MD-MS Combined degree.

How long is the program? The program runs for 4 years, from January of the first year to May of the fourth year, and must be completed at the same time as the MD degree for a combined degree to be awarded.

For more details about the MD-MS Combined degree, you can click on the MD-MS link at the top of the page or you can click here.

Master of Science in Anatomy Research

Who is this program meant for? This is a two-year program of taught classes and laboratory research that leads to the MS Anatomy Research degree. It is designed for bachelor degree graduates and physicians who intend to follow a research career in the biomedical sciences. With a MS Anatomy Research degree, graduates can apply for laboratory research positions or to PhD programs in biomedical sciences.

How long is the program? The program runs for 22 months, from August of the first year to May of the second year.

Will the degree qualify a student for a PhD? Upon graduation with a MS Anatomy Research degree, graduates can apply to PhD programs in US or non-US colleges and universities.

For more details about the MS Anatomy Research degree, you can click on the Anatomy Research link at the top of the page or you can click here.

What are the academic requirements?

Applicants to the Graduate Anatomy program should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any discipline, have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a GRE score of 310. An MCAT score of 28, a DAT score of 17, or a GAMSAT score of 75 can be used instead of a GRE score. These requirements are waived for applicants with an MD degree. For international students, a TEFL score of 72 is required. Applicants to the MD-MS program must be Tulane medical students, with minimum course grades of 80%.

 

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Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, School of Medicine,

1430 Tulane Ave-SL49, New Orleans, LA 70112

 

Ms. Lucy Goodwin, Program Coordinator, 504-988-5255, lgoodwin@tulane.edu

Ms. Shannon Dawsy, Program Manager, sdawsey@tulane.edu

Dr. Rajunor Ettarh, MD PhD, Program Director

 

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