McGill University
MSc in Genetic Counselling Program

Location: Montreal, QC
Program Length:  21 months

The MSc in Genetic Counselling Program at McGill University is a 2-year, nonthesis program of study that provides the academic foundation and clinical training required for the contemporary practice of genetic counselling.

Mission:  To facilitate students’ development of a client-centered approach to genetic counselling practice, community engagement and lifelong learning appropriate for work in all employment settings including clinical, research, industry and academics, as well as the ability to anticipate and adapt to future developments in the dynamic field of medical genetics and genomics.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.2
  •  Interviews – Virtual
    *priority given to bilingual candidates – French and English
  • In province: $11,382 CAD
  • Out of province: $23,248 CAD
  • International: $59,658 CAD
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers – ❌
  • Montreal, QC
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

Mandatory Department-wide workshop and voluntary monthly noon workshops for teachers led by Social Accountability and Community Engagement Office, employment equity program in hiring, admissions policies.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skill and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

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