University of Connecticut
Genetic Counseling Program
Location: Storrs, CT
Program Length: 21 months
Mission: The mission of the University of Connecticut’s Genetic Counseling graduate degree program is to prepare the next generation of diverse genetic counseling professionals who can foster innovation, advocacy, and leadership in a technologically dynamic discipline for improved health care outcomes and lifelong learning.
- GRE – ❌
- International students – ❌
- Holistic Admissions Process – ✅
- GPA requirement = 3.0*
- In-state priority – ❌
* below 3.0 GPAs may be considered.
- In-state: $38,368
- Out-of-state: $84,626
- New England Regional: $61,640
- Match and/or Application Waivers – ✅
- Annual $2,000 student stipend
- Entire state of Connecticut
- Clinical rotation placements primarily in the state of Connecticut, with opportunities for other placements in Rhode Island and Maine
A DEIJ lens has been used from the inception of the UConn GC PSM program at all levels. Examples of initiatives include but aren’t limited to the following:
- Holistic admissions process designed with intention to increase diversity of student cohorts;
- online coursework designed using Quality Matters (QM) framework to meet digital accessibility standards;
- asynchronous course design using QM to be inclusive of neurodivergent and diverse learning styles;
- implicit bias training for faculty, admissions committee, students;
- targeted fieldwork supervisor training designed to address cultural humility, microaggressions, patient racism, professional norms, cultural awareness for student interactions;
- ongoing curricular design and review with equity, inclusion, anti-racism and justice lens;
- student connections/mentorship/affinity groups available as part of UConn;
- rotation opportunities to work on projects focused on underserved/marginalized communities in CT;
- 2nd year 3-credit course available ‘Cultural Awareness: Working with Diverse Populations in Healthcare’; and
- capstone research projects available partnering with All of Us project.
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