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Master of Science in Human Genetics


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The Hayward Genetics Center at Tulane University offers a 1 year, post-baccalaureate Master of Biomedical Science Degree with a concentration in Human Genetics.  Our program is a multidisciplinary, intradepartmental program combining clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics and cytogenetics. The Master's program is designed to give graduates an in-depth understanding of the rapidly advancing field of human genetics and prepare qualified individuals for careers in the health sciences. 

This educational experience allows students to improve their credentials and enhance the opportunity of an individual being admitted to a postgraduate programs. Our graduates have continued their studies in:

  • Medical School

  • PhD Programs

  • Genetic Counseling

  • Forensic Sciences

  • Dental School 

Though it varies from year to year, we estimate that 90% of our graduates who apply to medical or osteopathy school have been accepted in subsequent years.  In addition to those students who continue their studies, we also have students who find careers working for pharmaceutical companies, research labs, and biomedical technology companies. To see a list of where some of our graduates go after our program, click here.

For more information on how to apply to the Master's program, visit our Admission Requirement and How to Apply pages.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the 1 year Master's program is $22,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. In addition to this charge, there are also required fees each student must pay. The academic support services fee ($400), student health service fee ($320), Reily recreation center fee ($150) and student activity fee ($120). For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Accounts Receivable website.

Unfortunately, our department is unable to offer any scholarships or stipends. Information on the possibility of financial aid loans can be found at the Tulane University Office of Financial Aid's website.

 

Contact Information


Phone

(504) 988-5101


Email

Karen Weissbecker, Director of Graduate education, kremer@tulane.edu


Mail

Attention: Masters Application
Hayward Genetics Center
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-31
New Orleans, LA 70112

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263 medsch@tulane.edu