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University of Toronto
Master of Science Program in Genetic Counselling

Location: Toronto, ON
Program Length:  21 months

The Department of Molecular Genetics offers a Master of Science Program in Genetic Counselling in collaboration with the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics of the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto. This Program has full accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for “Active Candidate” status and to sit both the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) certification examinations. (See also the National Society of Genetic Counselors).

Our internationally distinguished faculty is committed to:

  1. Leading edge research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease,
  2. Comprehensive and compassionate genetic counselling,
  3. Excellence in education.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement =  3.3
  • In-province priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • Please contact program about tuition information.
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers – ❌
  • Toronto, ON
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

The University of Toronto M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion at all levels: our faculty, staff, learners, partners and in the profession of genetic counselling.

Our initiatives include: 

  • Faculty-wide workshops to address and integrate diversity, equity and inclusion in didactic work and clinical rotations.
  • Learner curriculum includes workshops on cultural safety, racism and unconscious bias.  
  • Our Admissions Committee undergoes regular implicit bias training. 
  • Faculty and students are involved in outreach to raise awareness of the profession.
  • Leadership and faculty actively participate in DEIJ initiatives led by internal as well as external partners.
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For more information, please contact mscgc.inquiries@sickkids.ca.

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