University of Montreal, Master in biological sciences,
genetic counseling option

Mission Statement

We are the only french-speaking genetic counseling program in North America. The curriculum is similar to other genetic counseling programs with classes and clinical rotations in different contexts. Our graduates are eligible for the CAGC certification exam but not for the ABGC examination.

Program is located in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Program website:

Academic year is from  September to April.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students,
  • In-person interviews French language program,
  • Capacity: 5 students/year
  • In-state students:   $10,000.00 CAN
  • Out-of-state students:  $25,000.00 CAN
  • International students:  $50,000.00 CAN

General geographic location of internships:  Mainly Montreal and vicinity but open to organizing internship outside of province/country