University of Cincinati Logo

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Mission Statement

The mission of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program of the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is to maximize the academic, clinical, research and professional development of genetic counseling students. Our goal is to prepare program graduates to provide high quality client-centered, culturally competent care, contribute to the advancement of knowledge and improved care through research, create new interdisciplinary niches, incorporate available genomic discoveries into practice, and serve as leaders in the genetic counseling field.

Program is located in Cincinnati, OH

Program website:

Academic year is from  August to April.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students,
  • The cultural experiences and diversity of students are respected and valued. We place emphasis not only on recruiting culturally diverse students into the program, but also on launching and supporting all of our students on their journey to become culturally competent practitioners. Each student is unique in terms of their age, personal experiences, cultural and family background, beliefs and worldviews.
  • In-state students:   $17,394.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $30,310.00
  • Student work opportunities
  • Graduate assistantships available
  • Scholarships available
  • Work study available

General geographic location of internships:  Cincinnati and Tristate area

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  DEI Taskforce actively working on creating a Program DEI Statement for our website, DEI training for fieldwork supervisors, and reviewing DEI aspects of our program curriculum. In addition, our program leadership is in division-wide discussions about DEIJ efforts at Cincinnati Children’s.