MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Location: Stanford, CA
Program Length: 18 months
Vision: Our vision is to build a genetic counseling community that embraces, empowers, includes, respects, educates, and supports patients, colleagues, students, and partners from all walks of life.
Mission: We are committed to prioritizing innovative, personalized, and applied genetic counseling education and practice, through a combination of dynamic coursework, fieldwork, research, introspection, and supportive mentoring.
- Provide students with the appropriate knowledge and experience to become discerning, empathic, independent, openminded, adaptable, strategic, and inclusive genetic counselors.
- Utilize a cutting-edge curriculum that: includes a balance of psychosocial, medical, scientific, and research components; evolves dynamically with the students, faculty, and with the profession; and allows students to develop personalized areas of interest and expertise.
- Prepare students to: counsel effectively with all populations and cultures in a variety of clinical settings, including multilingual practice whenever possible; critically evaluate information and conduct clinical research; develop proficiency in inter- and intra-disciplinary teamwork, personal evaluation, goal-setting, and professional ethics; establish strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrate each of the ACGC Practice-Based competencies; achieve ABGC certification, obtain licensure (in states where it is available), and sustain continuing education and self-reflective practices; and promote the field of genetic counseling through clinical care, teaching, research, advocacy, and leadership.
- GRE – ❌
- International students – ✅
- GPA requirement = N/A
- In-state priority – ❌
- Interviews – TBD
- In-state: $93,207
- Out-of-state: $93,207
- International: $93,207
- Tuition reduction options – ✅
- On-campus work opportunities – ✅
- Match and/or Application Waivers – ✅
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Flexible summer rotation opportunities – ✅
The Stanford Genetic Counseling Diversity Equity Inclusion Action and Outreach Committee (DEI AOC) is a grassroots effort created by a team of Stanford genetic counselors and genetic counseling students in March 2020.
Our goal is to provide a platform to execute projects focused on education, outreach, advocacy, and service delivery needs in order to promote systemic change and build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive genetic counseling community.
We welcome all genetic counselors and genetic counseling students in the Stanford community to join us!