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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, committed to creating an inclusive community 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 support the cultures, experiences, ideas, and identities of our students, promoting their development of practice based competencies, and abiding by the NSGC Code of Ethics. Our vision is that our graduates will capably serve diverse communities with innovative, quality, compassionate care and cultural humility.  

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.0, 3.2 preferred
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $77,472
  • Out-of-state: $77,472
  •  International: $77,472
  • 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; and
  6. DEIJ faculty training.

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