Apply to the Doctoral Program


Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program should have a strong undergraduate background in the basic biological, chemical and physical sciences and an enthusiasm for a research career in the biological sciences. TOEFL scores are required of students from countries in which English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 on the paper version, 250 on the computer version or 100 on the Internet based version is required. Ph.D. students are usually admitted in the Fall semester, although applications will be considered for the Spring semester upon request. Ph.D. applicants must submit a complete application by January 15. The TOEFL institution code for Tulane is 6173; the department code is 35 (Biology).

Applicants must submit applications using Tulane’s web-based application here

There is no application fee.

Please also visit the School of Science and Engineering site.

Correspondence and Information

By Mail
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
2000 Percival Stern Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

By Phone
(504) 865-5546


By Email

PhD program director
Dr. Stryder Meadows (