Apply to the Doctoral Program


apply_nowApplicants for admission to the Ph.D. program should have a strong undergraduate background in the basic biological, chemical and physical sciences and an enthusiasm for a research career in the biological sciences. The Graduate Record Examination General Test is required and a minimum combined score of 1100 (Verbal + Quantitative) is required for the applicant to be considered. The GRE subject test is not required. TOEFL scores are required of students from countries in which English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 on the paper version, 250 on the computer version or 100 on the Internet based version is required. Ph.D. students are usually admitted in the Fall semester, although applications will be considered for the Spring semester upon request. Ph.D. applicants must submit a complete application by February 1st. The GRE institution code for Tulane is 6173; the department code is 0206 (Cell & Molecular Biology). The TOEFL institution code for Tulane is 6173; the department code is 35 (Biology).

Applicants must submit applications using Tulane’s web-based application here. All supporting documents should be submitted directly to the Cell and Molecular Biology Department, c/o Marnie Mercado, at the address below.

There is no application fee.

Please also visit the School of Science and Engineering site.

Correspondence and Information

By Mail

Dr. Laura Schrader
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
2000 Percival Stern Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

By Phone

(504) 865-5546

By Fax

(504) 865-6785

By Email

Dr. Laura Schrader

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764