University of Texas Southwestern

UT Southwestern Genetic Counseling Program

Location: Dallas, TX
Program Length:  21 months

Vision: Prepare forward-thinking genetic counselors to benefit their communities and bring change to advance the genetic counseling profession.

Mission:  The UT Southwestern Genetic Counseling program is committed to developing students for a career that understands, communicates, and advances the constantly changing genomic/genetic landscape. Learners will have the foundational background and skills to inquisitively approach genetic counseling and have a purposeful impact on patients, caregivers, providers, their communities, and the profession. To academically develop and prepare genetic counselors, our program:

  • Delivers rigorous and innovative educational experiences in and out of the classroom that mirror the continuous growth, knowledge, and development of the genetic counseling professional experience; 
  • Integrates fieldwork rotations that reflect the constantly changing landscape of genetic/genomic medicine, spanning clinical, industry, and research settings;
  • Develops research skills that leverage student interests and strengths, generating impactful knowledge to serve patients, families, and the profession.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • Holistic admissions process –
  • In-state: $40,364 (and students who qualify for the Academic Common Market)
  • Out-of-state: $65,564
  • International students:  $65,564
  • Student work opportunities (not work study)
  • Scholarships available –
  • Rotations will occur in the Dallas- Fort Worth, TX metroplex with additional rotation opportunities in Tyler, TX and Albuquerque, NM at student’s choice
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

Our efforts include: 

  • Targeted outreach to minority serving institutions
  • Alleviating financial barriers to entry into the field
  • Holistic application review
  • Specific member of program leadership dedicated to inclusion efforts within the program

Within the School of Health Professions where our program is housed, we have:

  • mentorship program,
  • first generation program
  • availability of affinity groups, and
  • diversity lunch and learn series

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