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Master's Program in Genetic Counseling

Mission Statement

The Brandeis Genetic Counseling Program is designed to allow students to build a strong knowledge base and develop critical thinking and communication skills that will enable them to work effectively in a variety of settings. Learning from individuals and families touched by disability or genetic disease is at the core our of students’ education. The personal narratives woven throughout the curriculum help our students not only better understand the varied perspectives patients may bring to the table, but also gain insight into their own contributions to patient encounters.

Program is located in Waltham, MA

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Academic year is from  September to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students: $80,000 total for two years
  • Out-of-state students: $80,000 total for two years
  • International students: $80,000 total for two years
  • Student work opportunities
  • Scholarships available

General geographic location of internships:  MA, RI, Southern NH, ME

We will require DEI training this year for incoming students and are planning to implement other initiatives in the coming year.