MS in Medical Genetics & Genomics

2017-2018 Applications are Open!

Applications for our 1 year Masters program are currently closed.  The new cycle for 2017-18 applicants will be open until July 15, 2017.  For more information, visit How to Apply.

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The Hayward Genetics Center at Tulane University offers a 1 year, post-baccalaureate Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Medical Genetics and Genomics.  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. 

Students will be able to apply what they learn in class by observing our geneticists and genetic counselors in clinic.  They will meet with genetics patients to better understand how they are evaluated, diagnosed, and treated for specific disorders. Students will also spend a class touring our labs to see how genetic tests are performed. 

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...

$22,020/year  Tuition:  $734.00/credit (not divided evenly per semester)        
$400/semester - $800 / year Academic Support Services Fee
$120/semester - $240 / year - Student Activity Fee
$150/semester - $300/ year -  Reily Center Rec Center Fee
$320/semester - $640/year – Health Center fee
$24,000.00  Total per year

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


(504) 988-5101

Christy Rockhold, Administrative Program Coordinator
Karen Weissbecker, Director of Graduate Education


Attention: Masters Application

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

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