Northwestern University
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Location:   Chicago, IL
Program Length:  18 months

Mission: We foster students to be adaptable, resilient and lifelong learners. These professionals will intentionally challenge current practice and professional norms, provide informed and intersectional service and advocacy for their patients and communities, produce cutting-edge research and advance innovative education.

Vision: We will be on the forefront of genomic healthcare as change-leaders of educational and professional progress in the field of genetic counseling.

*There is a dual degree option – MA in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and MS in genetic counseling

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = min 3.0*
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
    * below 3.0 GPAs may be considered.
  • In-state: $111,300
  • Out-of-state: $111,300
  •  International: $111,300
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Chicago, IL and surrounding area
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

We are currently in the process of offering many opportunities for training for our faculty, including small group table-talks around DEIJ topics, inclusive teaching courses through Northwestern University, as well as other learning events. We are also in the process of reviewing and overhauling all of our curriculum from the DEIJ lens, incorporating inclusive teaching practices and antiracist teaching pedagogy. In addition, our Mental Health and Wellness committee focuses on providing resources and support for our students.

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