Northwestern University

Mission and Vision Statement

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.

Program is located in Chicago, IL

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Academic year is from  September to June.

Masters in Genetic Counseling and Masters in Bioethics

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.

General geographic location of internships: Chicagoland Area

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:   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.