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University of Manitoba
Genetic Counselling (MSc)

Location: Winnipeg, MB
Program Length:  21 months

Our MSc program is a collaborative effort between the Shared Health Program of Genetics and Metabolism and the University of Manitoba Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. Student training is provided by Medical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors, Genetic Assistants and PhD Scientists/Geneticists with a variety of expertise.

Mission:  To optimize genetic health by bridging bench research to the bedside and beyond, promoting excellence in genetic health care delivery, interdisciplinary and collaborative research and education.

The objective of this program is to apply an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to exceptional academic, clinical and research training for genetic counsellors to provide advanced and personalized genomic health care in Manitoba and beyond.

Strengths of our program include:

  • a centralized provincial clinical program with a rural, remote and inner city patient population,
  • exposure to cultural and genetic isolates,
  • complementary clinical and teaching opportunities with Medical Genetics Residents,
  • multidisciplinary clinics,
  • a thesis-based research project and access to province-wide genetic and genomic research and quality initiatives.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement –  3.7
  • In-province priority –
  •  Interviews – TBD
  • In province: $36,647.88 CAD
  • Out of province: $36,647.88 CAD
  • International: $36,647.88 CAD
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

DEIJ training for all personnel involved in interviews/admissions, DEIJ training for clinical supervisors.

The University of Manitoba is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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