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Rutgers University
Genetic Counseling Master's Program

Location: Piscataway, NJ
Program Length:  22 months

Mission:  To provide excellent, innovative, and interdisciplinary training that prepares our students for the evolving field of genetic counseling.

Vision:  Graduates of Rutgers GCMP will be empathic and competent counselors, self-directed learners, and respected leaders who strive to advance the profession and are prepared to fulfill a variety of roles in a healthcare system that increasingly utilizes genetic and genomic medicine.

Our training involves rigorous coursework, a variety of clinical rotations offered throughout the state, and a Master’s research project. Housed within the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program, our program provides students with resources from the School of Graduate Studies, as well as the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Our dedicated academic and clinical faculty are experienced genetic professionals, representing a variety of specialties. Our students have the opportunity to work with a vast network of talented genetic counselors across the state of New Jersey working in a great variety of professional settings.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.2
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews -In-person
  • In-state: $40,000
  • Out-of-state: $68,000
  •  International: $68,000
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • New Jersey
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

Student/Faculty committees, Collaboration with University groups, Ongoing campus learning activities, Recruitment events.

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