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Vision and Mission Statement

Vision:  To create leaders in genetic-related healthcare who mentor others in the field, use research to innovate, and educate the community they serve.

Mission:  To provide outstanding education in genetics healthcare services and research, focused on creating knowledgeable, interpersonally-skilled healthcare professionals.

Program is located in Minneapolis, MN

Program website:  https://cbs.umn.edu/genetic-counseling/home

Academic year is from  September to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at https://cbs.umn.edu/genetic-counseling/admissions

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students,
  • All interviews conducted remotely, with optional campus visits offered after the program submits in rankings (to make sure attendance does not impact our ranking of applicants).
  • In-state students:   $44,555.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $66,209.00
  • International students:  $66,209.00
  • Graduate assistantships available
  • Teaching assistantships available in the first year provide a stipend to all students. Out-of-state students who are teaching assistants for the fall/spring semesters receive in-state tuition rates for the first year and for the second year (out-of-state students still pay out-of-state tuition for summer only – a single 3-credit class).
    There are sometimes teaching assistantships in the second year, but these are unpredictable and are determined through competitive applications.

General geographic location of internships: Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan area for Twin Cities track students. Rochester, MN for Mayo Clinic Track students.

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  Changed interviews to virtual and removed the GRE as an admissions requirement to reduce costs to applicants and make our program more accessible.

All members of the admissions committee complete training in recognizing implicit bias prior to serving. All members of program leadership and many of our instructors either have completed or are in the process of completing the U of MN Office of Equity and Diversity’s Diversity Certificate (involves over 30 hours of workshops).

Students are also encouraged to attend these workshops as their schedule permits. We have created a student representative position who meets with faculty at least monthly to bring student concerns to program leadership.