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Mission Statement

The MS Genetic Counseling Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions prepares genetic counselors to be leaders in the field of genetics and genomics. Outstanding clinical and non-clinical fieldwork experiences, expansive research opportunities, dedicated faculty, and an active-learning curriculum create an engaging learning environment that equips genetic counseling students to provide exemplary patient care, recognize and attend to the needs of their clients, effectively communicate complex genetic information, and advance genomics research.

Program is located in Boston, MA

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Academic year is from  September to April.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students,
  • GRE scores not accepted
  • In-state students:  $80,700.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $80,700.00
  • International students:  $80,700.00
  • Graduate assistantships available,
  • Scholarships available,
  • Graduate student fellowships in J.E.D.I.

General geographic location of internships: Boston

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives: 1) Pre-Orientation and Orientation inter professional education on power, privilege, positionality and intersectionality. 2) Infusion of power, privilege, positionality and oppression in coursework. 3) Cultural self-awareness, cultural humility, health equity incorporated across courses. 4) Full semester course on Justice, Culture ELSI in Genetic Counseling. 5) JEDI Fellowships which are paid positions at the MGH IHP; JEDI Fellows receive training with the JEDI Office and work with academic programs on anti-oppressive and equity focused initiatives in health professions training and education. 6) Continued professional development for instructional faculty and supervisors on DEIJ in clinical education.

Program Objectives

IHP Commitment to Equity and Anti-Oppression