University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program
The University of Pennsylvania Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program provides a comprehensive educational environment for future genetic counselors that balances the importance of patient-focused care, scientific knowledge, research, and innovative technology. Housed within a dynamic, world-renowned medical center with an outstanding faculty and access to clinical opportunities at some of the nation’s premier healthcare facilities, we prepare students to be successful genetic counseling professionals in the rapidly evolving field of genetics.
Warren Alpert Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling
In 2021, the Warren Alpert Foundation generously awarded the University of Pennsylvania an unprecedented $9.5 million grant to fund The Warren Alpert Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling. The consortium includes five Masters in Genetic Counseling programs working together to support a culture of inclusivity where differences are valued and considered critical for the advancement of the genetic counseling profession. Through educational initiatives, research, and training, we aim to improve equity in healthcare and create a genetic counseling workforce that will reflect and best serve culturally diverse communities.
This innovative program will fund 40 Warren Alpert Fellowships over the next five years, providing full two-year scholarships, educational fellowships, a mentorship program, and experiences focused on justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Each of the participating MSGC programs (the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, Sarah Lawrence College, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland) will offer two scholarships per year. Anyone interested in applying for the fellowship will apply as part of their application to one of these five programs.