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Indiana University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is to provide a comprehensive program of genetic
counseling instruction for our students with a focus on clinical experience and counseling skills in an environment that values and
supports equity and inclusion. The program values compassion, honesty, dedication and personal integrity, and encourages
professional collaboration, pursuit of excellence and commitment to ongoing professional development.

Program is located in Indianapolis, IN

Program website:

Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students:  $20,350.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $51,950.00
  • International students:  $51,950.00
  • Student work opportunities,
  • Work study available,
  • Each student is awarded $5,000 into their Bursar’s account in the fall semester of both their first and second year. The cost listed above for tuition does not factor in this $10,000 total award.

General geographic location of internships: Indianapolis, IN

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  Monthly DEIJ meetings among all students to explore and discuss a related topic are held.  At the beginning of each clinical rotation, a “Focus on Diversity” topic (article, short video, podcast, etc.) is distributed to all students and clinical supervisors as a focus for conversations between supervisors and students incorporating that topic and the rotation’s area of GC specialty.  Students attend the medical school’s annual LGBTQ Health Care Conference and go through Ally training.  Each second year student is responsible for a monthly bulletin board display on various aspects related to DEIJ initiatives and education.

Located on the IU School of Medicine campus within the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, our students have on-campus access to more than 30 genetic counselors and 12 medical geneticists who participate in our students’ clinical training.