University of Rochester
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program

Location:  Rochester, NY
Program Length:  21 months

The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program is a full-time program that prepares students for a career as a genetic counselor. With the rapid advancement in knowledge of genetics and genomics, and increasing importance of this information for medical care, there is no better time to enter the field of genetic counseling.

Genetic counselors are essential players in the healthcare team, and possess the unique skills and knowledge necessary to support individuals and families in understanding and adapting to the medical and psychological implications of genetic conditions. The genetic counseling training program within the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry prepares students for a range of career opportunities available to genetic counselors and to shape the future direction of the field!

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.0
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $88,000
  • Out-of-state: $88,000
  •  International: $88,000
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Rochester, NY & Buffalo, NY
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

MSGC Program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee conducts ongoing assessment of program goals, policies, and practices; DEIJ trainings/workshops for program leadership, faculty, and individuals involved in the program’s admissions process; DEIJ content integrated throughout program curriculum, and dedicated Diversity & Equity in Health Care course; MSGC Program Leadership Seminar series for students throughout the program with emphasis on DEIJ initiatives.

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