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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Genetic Counseling Training Program

Location: Little Rock, AR & Fayetteville, AR
Program Length:  21 months

Vision: The UAMS Genetic Counseling Graduate Program develops future genetic counselors who are innovative, adaptive, and compassionate experts committed to making a difference in the lives of others both nationally and internationally and their faculty are experts in teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession.

Mission: The mission of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is to produce competent genetic counselors by providing rigorous, forward-thinking training through education, research and diverse clinical experiences.

We accomplish this by:

  1.  Offering students a rigorous, innovative, and contemporary education/training;
  2. Contributing to patient-centered genetic counseling both in person and via telegenetics;
  3. Contributing new knowledge to the profession through research and scholarship; and
  4. Advocating for and serving our communities, patients and profession.

Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Teamwork, Creativity, Excellence, Advocacy, Empathy, Community

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Prerequisite Information

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = min 2.85
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $33,050
  • Out-of-state: $59,614
  •  International: $59,614
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Application Waivers  – ❌
  • Match Waivers –
    Through the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD)
  • Arkansas; Memphis, TN; and Louisville, KY
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

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

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