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Baylor College of Medicine

Mission and Vision Statement

Mission: The Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program provides students a transformative education in genomic medicine and the practice of genetic counseling. The outstanding clinical, laboratory, and research faculty will empower graduates to be empathic professionals with effective critical thinking skills.

Vision: As leaders of genomic medicine integration, our graduates will serve as indispensable navigators of genetic service delivery.

Program is located in Houston, TX

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Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process.
  • In-state students:   $50,000.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $50,000.00
  • Student work opportunities
  • Scholarships available
  • 1) Reimbursement for application fees through a Texas Society of Genetic Counselors DEI Scholarship.  2) 2nd year tuition waiver available for students that identify a one year (3rd year) post graduate research project that is approved by the program research committee.

General geographic location of internships:  Houston and San Antonio, TX

Currently have Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives as part of the program

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  Curriculum review for cultural competency, minority recruitment efforts, Compassionate conversations, unconscious bias training.