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EDUCATION

Graduate Programs - MS

One-Year Masters Program in Microbiology and Immunology

Strengthen your application to graduate or professional school!

Program overview

This one-year post baccalaureate program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology has been designed to prepare students for careers in biomedical sciences and to provide an in-depth educational experience to improve the probability of gaining admission to a postgraduate professional school such as medical, dental, veterinary schools or Ph.D. programs. Class size is limited to 15 students. All courses are taught within the Tulane School of Medicine by full time faculty.

 

Program Calendar

The M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology curriculum is designed for completion within one year. Classes will start late August and end by June of the following year.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree including basic work in biology and chemistry.
  • GPA of ≥3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • MCAT cumulative score of ≥27 (old MCAT), or ≥504 (new MCAT) - please, send a screenshot or pdf of your scores to the email listed below.
  • DAT average score of ≥18 (please, send a screenshot or pdf of your scores to the email listed below)
  • GRE score of ≥300 (or ≥1100 on the old version of the GRE; ETS code: 6178)
  • PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE OF THE ABOVE IS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION (MCAT or DAT or GRE)
  • TOEFL (minimum 80) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) scores (for international students whose native language is not English).
  • All application materials must be in English
  • Applicants whose highest degree is from a foreign university must have their credentials evaluated. The university will accept evaluations done by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site (http://www.naces.org).

 

Application Process

The application for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Microbiology and Immunology should be submitted online through the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (non-refundable fee of $50). Applications will be accepted until the application deadline (July 12, 2016) or until all positions are filled. Applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. 

To apply, please, use the online application forms at the following website: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/tulane/

In addition to the online application form, you will need three letters of recommendation and copies of your official transcripts. Official transcripts (undergraduate institutions, GRE, MCAT/DAT (pdf of score page) and TOEFL/ETS) may be submitted electronically (via e.g. Interfolio or through the institution) or mailed directly to the following address:


Dr. Kerstin Höner zu Bentrup
Attn: Masters Program
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 8638
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112  
Email: khonerzu@tulane.edu


Application deadline for Fall 2016

July, 12 2016


Degree Requirements (two tracks available)

Thesis Track

  • 26 credit hours of course work during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Complete requirements for a thesis, based on library research (generate a review paper).
  • At least a "B" average (3.0 GPA) has to be achieved in order to graduate.

Non-thesis track

  • 30 credit hours of course work during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • At least a "B" average (3.0 GPA) has to be achieved in order to graduate.

 

Tuition

Full-time tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $23,000 per year plus fees, to be paid on a two semester basis. The Tulane University Office of Financial Aid provides guidance with financing options (https://tulane.edu/financialaid/).

For further information, please, visit our website at http://tulane.edu/som/biomedical-sciences/bms-financial-aid.cfm
Students will also be charged the following estimated fees on a per semester basis: Academic Support Services ($400 max.), Student Activities ($120), Reily Recreation Center ($130), and Student Health Services ($320).

 

Program Curriculum

Course descriptions »

Fall semester:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Immunology
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Seminar in Microbiology
  • Graduate Journal Club

Spring semester

  • Seminar in Microbiology
  • Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research
  • Topics in Microbiology

Additional Elective Courses:

  • Medical Mycology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Basic Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Mining
  • Advanced Virology
  • Vaccine Biology
  • Master's thesis
  • Thesis research design
  • At the interface - Dynamics of immunologic and microbial interactions
  • Human Medical Cellular Biochemistry
  • Metabolic Biochemistry of Human Disease


Download a current brochure of our program here:

      Microbiology and Immunology Brochure


Please send correspondence and requests for information on the Masters Program to: 

Dr. Kerstin Höner zu Bentrup
Director of Master's Program in Microbiology and Immunolgy
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue, 8638
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112-2699
Telephone: 504-988-4609
Email: khonerzu@tulane.edu

 

 

 

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