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UC Los Angeles

Mission Statement

The mission of the UCLA M.S. in Genetic Counseling program is to train well-rounded genetic counselors in clinical genomic medicine who are equipped with the critical thinking skills to guide the evolving field of genetic counseling in this new era of precision health. Our vision is to increase diversity in the genetic counseling profession and engage underrepresented minority communities to address health disparities so that all communities and populations have access to genetic counseling and genomic medicine.

Program is located in Los Angeles, CA

Program website:

Academic year is from  September to June.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students:  $67,867.00
  • Out-of-state students: $92,357.00
  • International students: $92,357.00
  • Student work opportunities
  • Graduate assistantships 
  • Scholarships
  • Work study 
  • Graduate Student Researchers Teaching Assistantships

General geographic location of internships:  Southern California

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives: UCLA Anti-racism and Disparities in STEM discussion series, UCLA Genetic Counseling and Clinical Genetics Journal Club, GC Student Lunch and Learn