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Mission Statement

The mission of our program is to provide a well-rounded education in genetic counseling through rigorous and diverse academic and clinical experiences.  Our program’s objectives are to graduate students who will be prepared to:

  • Work as a member of a genetic/genomic health care team
  • Interpret family and medical histories to assess the likelihood of disease occurrence or recurrence.
  • Provide patient counseling to promote informed personal and medical choices, as well as adaptation to the risk or condition.
  • Educate clients, clinicians and the public about genetic conditions, inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research on inherited conditions.

Program is located in Tucson, AZ

Program website:

Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students:  $41,058.84
  • Out-of-state students:  $81,426.84
  • International students:  $81,426.84

General geographic location of internships: Tucson and Phoenix, AZ

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives: CMM 595-Colloquium – one semester is devoted to DEIJ issues.

Welcome to the University of Arizona Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. We hope that this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions. Looking forward to seeing you at the GC Virtual Career Fair.