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Mission Statement

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. We are excited to have you join us at the University of Maryland’s Master’s in
Genetic Counseling Program as you begin your career as a genetic counselor.

Program is located in Baltimore, MD

Program website:

Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students:  $9,969.00 per semester
  • Out-of-state students:  $16,459.50 per semester
  • International students:  $16,459.50 per semester
  • Scholarships available,
  • Work study available,
  • We typically have three $10,000.00 scholarships available for the first year only. Because the scholarships are set by the Governor’s budget office, we cannot promise they will happen every year.

General geographic location of internships:   Greater Baltimore area

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  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.

University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Culture Transformation Initiative: