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The MS Anatomy degree is structured for those who wish to enhance their eligibility for entry to professional school. This is a 1-year non-thesis program of study of cadaveric dissection-based gross anatomy, embryology, cell biology and histology, and neuroscience leading to a Master of Science degree in Anatomy. It is designed specifically for candidates who plan to attend medical school, or dental school or enroll in other professional or advanced degree programs; it serves to improve credentials to compete for admission to a medical or dental school.

The degree program offers a carefully designed curriculum that includes taking classes with medical students, participating in a learning experience that closes models the medical school environment (small group teaching and learning, problem-based learning, team-based learning, simulation, early standardized patient experience, virtual microscopy, dissection-based anatomy). Class size is maintained at 20 students to maximize the small-group teaching environment. Students in the MS program take anatomy and histology courses alongside first year medical students at Tulane Medical School. All other graduate courses are taught within the School of Medicine by full time Medical School faculty.


Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MS in Anatomy program should have successfully completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Admission is competitive and applicants should have a minimum of one of the following: GPA 3.0, MCAT 504 (28), DAT 16, GRE 310. Applicants from Australia should have a minimum GAMSAT of 57. A minimum score of 72 in the TOEFL examination is required for applicants from non-English-speaking nations.


Application process

The application for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Anatomy should be submitted to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences along with a fee of $50.00 payable to Tulane University. This fee is nonā€refundable. 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. To apply to the Master of Science degree program in Anatomy, click on the Eligibility link on the right of the page.


Degree requirements

Students must take 32 credit hours of course work during the fall and spring semesters and complete the requirements for the degree.


Program calendar

The MS in Anatomy curriculum is designed for completion within one year. Classes start in August and end in May the following year.



Full time tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $26,500 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 ($1350), Student Activities ($120), Reily Recreation Center ($150), and Student Health Services ($320).


You can download a program overview as a pdf document by clicking here.