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Graduate Studies: Prospective Students

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science (MS) without thesis
  • 4+1 Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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Initial Eligibility Requirements

Application requirements to our graduate programs vary by degree. The following requirements apply to all graduate programs.
•    Unofficial copies of transcripts are accepted at the time of application. Students must provide official documentation of receipt of a bachelor’s degree before enrollment.
•    International applicants must submit TOEFL scores unless they have received a degree from an English-speaking institution.
•    All letters of recommendation must be on an institutional letterhead, signed, and provided with an institutional email address.

Application deadlines and requirements for specific degree programs are included below:

Master of Science (Non-Thesis or with Thesis)
•    Applications deadlines are May 1 for the following fall semester, and September 1 for the spring semester.
•    Complete applications will require transcripts; a personal statement indicating background, motivation and interest in the program, and career aspirations; and three academic and/or professional recommendations.

4+1 Master of Science (Non-Thesis or with Thesis)
•    Tulane undergraduates interested in the 4+1 MS program should submit a letter of intent by March 31 of their 3rd year.
•    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 by the end of the junior year is required. Students who do not meet this requirement must include in their personal statement an additional paragraph providing justification for consideration.
•    Full application submission is open October 1 with final deadline May 1. Reviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
•    Complete applications will require transcripts; a personal statement indicating motivation and interest in the program, current research to be extended (for thesis option), and career aspirations; along with two recommendations or one recommendation from a full-time Tulane BME faculty member.

Doctor of Philosophy
•    Application deadline is January 5 for the following fall semester. Admission in the spring semester generally requires an approved prior arrangement, and so applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
•    Complete applications require transcripts; a personal statement indicating motivation, research experience, research interests, interest in the program, and career aspirations; and three recommendations.

Application instructions and links to the online application portal are available at https://sse.tulane.edu/academics/graduate/admissions

Contact Information

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Lindy Boggs Center Suite 500
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5897
Fax: (504) 862-8778
Email: bmen-info@tulane.edu

 

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