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University of Montreal/Université de Montréal
Master's Program in Genetic Counselling

Location: Montreal, QC
Program Length:  21 months

We are the only French-speaking genetic counseling program in North America.  The genetic counseling Master’s Program at Université de Montréal aims to train healthcare professionals specialized in the field of medical genetics and, in particular, the transmission of genetic information and the support of individuals and families struggling with a hereditary condition.  This professional program involves theoretical and practical training over 5 sessions in a university hospital setting predominantly. Graduates may practice as genetic counsellors.

The curriculum is similar to other genetic counseling programs with classes and various clinical rotations. Our graduates are eligible for the CBGC certification exam but not for the ABGC examination.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = 3.0/4.3
  • In-province priority –
  •  Interviews – TBD
  • In province: $10,000 CAD
  • Out of province: $25,000 CAD
  • International: $50,000 CAD
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Montreal, QC
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

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