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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Location: Birmingham, AL
Program Length:  21 months

Mission: To provide a quality educational experience in genetic counseling to prepare students to be skilled health professionals who will serve individuals, families, and the greater community.

Located in the heart of a major medical and research center, the UAB genetic counseling program can set you apart with a dynamic curriculum tailored to your goals.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = min 3.0
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual format, late February/early March 2024
  • In-state: $34,081
  • Out-of-state: $69,733
  •  International: $74,299
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Students begin rotations during the summer between Y1 and Y2 of the program. Students will spend one semester of rotations at UAB and one semester of rotations at an offsite clinical partner.
    Clinical partners include:  New Orleans, LA; Portland, OR; Memphis, TN; Louisville, KY; Huntsville, AL, but are subject to change each year.  Information about clinical partners is discussed in detail during program interviews.
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities – ✅

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