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University of Arizona
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Location: Tucson, AZ
Program Length:  22 months

Mission: To provide a well-rounded education through rigorous and diverse academic and fieldwork experiences.

Program’s Objectives:  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.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = 3.0
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $43,059.70
  • Out-of-state: $82,203.70
  •  International: $82,203.70
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

The UAGCGP is committed to the incorporation of principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice through:

  • Completion of annual training/coursework related to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice by program leadership
  • Annual review of curriculum that includes a review of content for bias and diversity with updates being made as needed
  • Development of strategies to foster diverse representation in the genetic counseling profession
  • Identification and listing of institutional resources including (but not limited to) disability services, first generation services, academic support, and groups for underrepresented students on the program website

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