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Thomas Jefferson University
Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Program Length:  21 months

Mission: To provide an integrated approach in the education and training of genetic counselors, where we learn, practice and apply knowledge focused on human genetics, counseling and inherently related ethical, psychosocial, and legal issues – from the classroom to the clinic and beyond.

Program objective:  To graduate students who have obtained skills consistent with our profession’s practice based competencies and can capably serve communities with quality, compassionate care and cultural humility, abiding by the NSGC Code of Ethics.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.0
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $75,300
  • Out-of-state: $75,300
  •  International: $75,300
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Philadelphia, PA and surrounding area
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –
  1. DEIJ required orientation;
  2. DEIJ topics integrated into key courses (Intro to Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counseling Theory and Practice I, II);
  3. DEIJ intensive workshop;
  4. Healthcare disparities workshop;
  5. DEIJ supervisor training;
  6. DEIJ faculty training;
  7. Two scholarships are awarded to promote DEIJ.