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Thomas Jefferson University

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Mission Statement

Our mission is 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. Our program’s primary objective is 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.

Program is located in Philadelphia, PA

Program website:
https://www.jefferson.edu/academics/colleges-schools-institutes/life-sciences/degrees-programs/master-programs/genetic-counseling/overview.html

Academic year is from  August to April.

Classes over the summer are offered in a hybrid format.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at https://www.jefferson.edu/academics/colleges-schools-institutes/life-sciences/degrees-programs/master-programs/genetic-counseling/applying.html

  • No GRE required,
  • Accepts international students. 
  • GRE preferred but not required
  • In-state students:  $74,000.00
  • Out-of-state students: $74,000.00
  • International students: $74,000.00
  • All students receive a scholarship

General geographic location of internships: PA, NJ, DE, CA, other

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  DEIJ required orientation; DEIJ topics integrated into key courses (Intro to Genetic Counseling, Genetic Counseling Theory and Practice I, II);  DEIJ intensive workshop; Healthcare disparities workshop; DEIJ supervisor training; and DEIJ faculty training.