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University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Master's in Genetic Counseling Program

Location: Baltimore, MD
Program Length:  21 months

Mission:  The Master’s in Genetic Counseling Program is committed to the education and clinical training of genetic counseling students to become successful, broad-based clinicians able to practice in a wide variety of settings, both clinical and research. The Program is dedicated to providing students with the knowledge of medical genetics as well as the complex legal, ethical and psychosocial issues inherent in the field of genetic counseling. We are committed to the education and training of students studying to become Genetic Counselors and recruit and develop faculty to serve as exemplary role models for our students.

The Program accomplishes its mission by providing challenging course work, interactive seminars and conferences, and diverse laboratory and clinical rotations to its students in a nurturing atmosphere, conducive to learning.

The MGC Program is continually changing and maturing with each new class. Student feedback is incorporated in the curriculum and clinical training and is highly encouraged. Students, faculty, and staff of the MGC Program come to know each other well. 

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.0
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews –  Virtual
  • In-state: $43,784
  • Out-of-state: $72,458
  •  International: $72,458
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Seminar. This course provides an overview of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) awareness and training through historical review, self-assessment and reflection, and practical applications in the GC profession. The course consists of six live classroom seminars, small group projects, and discussion.

Two scholarships for underrepresented applicants through the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling funded from The Warren Alpert Foundation.

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