University of Toronto

Mission Statement

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:

  • Leading edge research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease
  • Comprehensive and compassionate genetic counselling
  • Excellence in education

Program is located in Toronto, Ontario

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Academic year is from  September to April.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In Province students:  $7,979.99 CAD
  • Out of Province students: $7,979.99 CAD
  • International students: $28,735.99 CAD
  • Scholarships available

General geographic location of internships:  Canada

Currently have Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives as part of the program