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. Class size is maintained at 20 students to maximize the small-group teaching environment. Students in the MS program take the anatomy, histology and neuroscience course along with 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.
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 GPA of 3.0, MCAT of 27 or DAT of 16, GRE General Test score of 1100 (for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011) or GRE revised General Test score of 310 (for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011).
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 non‐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, download application forms for the Master of Science degree program in Anatomy at the following web site: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/tulane/
Students must take 32 credit hours of course work during the fall and spring semesters and complete the requirements for the degree.
The M.S. in Anatomy curriculum is designed for completion within one year. Orientation and classes will start in the first week of August and end in the first week of May the following year.
ANAT 7065 – Graduate Anatomy (11 credits)
This course provides in-depth knowledge of gross and developmental anatomy of the whole body. Includes dissection lab.
ANAT 7120 – Anatomy Research Seminar 1 (1 credit)Seminars in department of SCB and the Tulane Cancer Center.
ANAT 7240 – Advances in Anatomical Sciences 1 (1 credit)Current topics in anatomical sciences research.
ANAT 7350 – Anatomical Techniques (3 credits)In-depth study of techniques in anatomical sciences including embalming, light and specialized microscopy. Includes mentoring in research lab.
ANAT 7055 – Graduate Histology (5 credits)This course provides knowledge of the cell, basic tissues and organs in the body, as well as systems-based histology. Includes microscopy and virtual labs.
ANAT 7575 – Graduate Neuroscience (6 credits)This course offers in-depth knowledge of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the brain and spinal cord. Includes dissection lab.
ANAT 7560 – Signal transduction and hormone action (2 credits)Current molecular mechanisms for cellular signaling including membrane receptors and downstream pathways.
ANAT 7130 - Anatomy Research Seminar 2 (2 credits)
ANAT 7250 – Advances in Anatomical Sciences 2 (1 credit)Current topics in anatomical sciences research.
Full time tuition for the 2013-14 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 ($1300), Student Activities ($120), Reily Recreation Center ($130), and Student Health Services ($320).
The MS in Anatomy Program is tailor-made for individuals who are looking to enhance their academic credentials in order to improve their chances of acceptance in to medical or dental school. At the end of this new Masters in Anatomy program, candidates will be well-positioned to apply for entry into medical or dental school, or enroll in professional or advanced degree programs that can lead to careers in research or college teaching. The program, though new, already has a strong history, experience, and track record of students being offered interviews at medical schools such as Mercer Medical School, Lincoln Memorial DCOM, West Virginia School of Medicine, UT-Memphis, and LSU-New Orleans
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