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How to Apply for Masters Program

To accommodate the disruptions caused by events related to COVID-19, we are waiving the GRE/MCAT/DAT requirement for the fall 2020 application cycle, and are extending the deadline to apply. If you have test scores, you can still submit them with your application, but applications will be considered with or without scores.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but absolute deadlines have been waived.


Applicants must submit applications and ALL required documents using Tulane's web-based application site.

  • ALL relevant documents need to be uploaded with your application BEFORE clicking submit. The application system for Fall 2020 will open January 2, 2020. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Applications are reviewed as they become complete, Students are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible.

A complete application to our One-Year Masters program must include the following:

  • Completed application, including statement of purpose. Click here to view Tulane’s web-based application.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation: At least 2 must be science-oriented with 1 non-science acceptable. Or, students may use their committee or individual letters for professional schools. We accept committee letters from all processing centers; Interfolio, University Pre-Health Professional Offices, etc. (See FAQs for more information on submitting committee letters)
  • Official scores of one of the following: GRE (verbal and quantitative), MCAT, DAT or OAT. We will only accept copies of scores for the MCAT
    PLEASE NOTE: When reporting your MCAT scores on the online application, enter a “zero” for your letter score. We will record your scores from the copy received. We recognize that the MCAT processing center does not send official copies to universities, so a photocopy is sufficient as official. Please upload the copy with your application before clicking submit. When reporting the NEW version of your MCAT scores enter "zeros" for the breakdown and then enter your total score. We will record your detailed scores from the original copy you uploaded.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous academic institutions. Official transcripts are required ONLY if you are accepted. Please upload the copies of your transcripts with your application. You do not need to have officials mailed unless you are accepted.
  • Resume or CV which will list all relevant experiences such as research, employment, volunteering, and shadowing.

Marnie Elsky
Tulane University
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
One-Year Masters Program
6400 Freret Street
2000 Percival Stern Hall
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118

Phone: (504) 865-5618
Fax: (504) 865-6785

Once we have received all the information above, your application will be complete and will be viewed by our admissions committee.

If you have a question, please be sure to read through our frequently asked questions before calling our office. We add new answers to common questions weekly.