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Northeast Region Genetic Counseling Training Program Information


Bay Path University

Bay Path University’s MS in Genetic Counseling prepares graduates for careers in the expanding field of genetic counseling in an engaging, rewarding, and highly accessible, personalized learning experience.

For more information, go to: https://www.baypath.edu/academics/graduate-programs/genetic-counseling-ms/
For further resources, go to: https://www.baypath.edu/academics/graduate-programs/genetic-counseling-ms/in-the-news/


Boston University

The Boston University Genetic Counseling Program fosters teamwork, collaboration, and a commitment to cultural humility.

For more information, go to:  https://www.bumc.bu.edu/gms/genetic-counseling/


Brandeis University

The Brandeis University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling combines strong didactic coursework with varied and unique fieldwork experiences to prepare our students to provide individualized and patient focused genetic counseling in a broad range of settings.

For more information, go to: https://www.brandeis.edu/genetic-counseling/index.html  


Columbia University

Students from the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program develop a strong foundation not only in the genetic and genomic sciences and their application to health in the era of precision medicine, but also in the social implications of these rapidly advancing fields.

For more information, go to:  https://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/program-genetic-counseling
For further resources, go to:  https://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/program-genetic-counseling/student-life


Jefferson University

The Jefferson Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program’s mission is to provide an integrated approach in the education and training of genetic counselors focused on human genetics, counseling and inherently related ethical, psychosocial, and legal issues.

For more information, go to:  https://www.jefferson.edu/academics/colleges-schools-institutes/life-sciences/degrees-programs/master-programs/genetic-counseling/overview.html
For more information on graduate studies, go to: https://www.jefferson.edu/academics/colleges-schools-institutes/life-sciences/other-opportunities/graduate-student-association.html


Johns Hopkins University/NIH

The JHU/NIH Genetic Counseling Training Program trains future leaders in the genetic counseling profession through excellence and innovative education in: 1) clinical genetic counseling with a psychotherapeutic counseling emphasis; 2) genetic counseling research; 3) precision medicine and precision health; and 4) public health and policy implications of genomics.

For more information, go to:  https://www.genome.gov/careers-training/Professional-Development-Programs/Genetic-Counseling-Training


Kean University

The Kean University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program provides rigorous forward-thinking scientific and psychosocial education via didactic, research, and clinical experiences to develop capable, confident, and motivated genetic counselors ready to fill current and future roles in genetics and genomics.

For more information, go to:  https://www.kean.edu/academics/programs/genetic-counseling-ms
To meet the team and students, and learn answers to common questions, go to the Program Information video page: https://www.kean.edu/genetic-counseling-program-information


Long Island University

The program’s overall goal is to provide an educational environment in which students can thrive while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspective (as defined by the ACGC Practice-Based Competencies) to ultimately function as productive and competent counselors in a variety of work settings.

For more information, go to:  http://www.liu.edu/post/genetic


MGH Institute of Health Professions

The MGH Institute is a graduate school dedicated to the interprofessional education of health professionals, located in the heart of Boston, with unparalleled access to the resources of Mass General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

For more information, go to: https://www.mghihp.edu/overview/master-science-genetic-counseling
For further resources, go to: https://www.mghihp.edu/overview/ms-genetic-counseling-0


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

With over 25 years of experience, the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prepares students for this rewarding and versatile career through our cutting edge curriculum, in-depth clinical research education and a variety of robust clinical training specialties serving a diverse community in the heart of New York City.

For more information, go to: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/masters/genetic-counseling


Sarah Lawrence College

Integrating education, healthcare, and humanism, this celebrated program prepares genetic counselors to work in a growing, dynamic field.

For more information, go to:  https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/genetic-counseling/


University of Maryland

The program addresses the growing need for clinically oriented genetics professionals who understand the impact of the developing field of human genetics on individuals, families and the community.

For more information, go to: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/mgc/
For further resources, go to: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/mgc/Frequently-Asked-Questions/


University of Pennsylvania

Based in the first medical school in the country, which has been rated in the top five for the last twenty years, and at a University and in a city (Philadelphia) where medical and educational breakthroughs and innovations have been a way of life for 300 years, the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program’s combination of experienced leadership, tremendous resources, and dedication to excellence makes it a top choice for graduate education.

For more information, go to:  https://www.med.upenn.edu/geneticcounseling/
For further resources on the MSGC Program Overview, Clinical Education, Increasing Diversity, and Admissions Information, click here.


University of Pittsburgh

The Pitt Genetic Counseling Program, housed in the Graduate School of Public Health, is committed to providing cutting edge training in the complex science of genetics, fostering a strong foundation in counseling, and presenting students with opportunities to customize their education.

For more information, go to:  https://publichealth.pitt.edu/gcprogram