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Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Mission Statement

We are a visionary, integrated team of clinicians, scientists, and educators dedicated to establishing excellence in tomorrow’s genetic counselors. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing current information using diverse educational techniques,
  • Fostering professionalism in accordance with the NSGC Code of Ethics, and
  • Building outstanding skills in communication, scholarship, research, and life-long learning.

While the University of Utah has a national and international reputation as a center of excellence in genetics, we understand that our knowledge of genetics is constantly growing. That is why our curriculum committee meets regularly to ensure that course content continues to reflect the ever-changing field of genetics.

Our program is designed to guide students through the training process and help them develop into knowledgeable, effective, and supportive genetic counseling professionals. The program curriculum is also designed to prepare students for all settings of practice, including non-traditional roles.

Program is located in Salt Lake City, UT

Program website:

Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process.
  • In-state students:   $50,000.00
  • Out-of-state students:  $60,000.00
  • International students:  $85,000.00
  • We provide fellowships/scholarships to all students

General geographic location of internships:  Salt Lake City and surrounding areas

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:   Please visit our website to read our DEI Commitment Statement. We have a program DEI committee, and Admissions DEI subcommittee, and required trainings and workshop opportunities for all UUGPGC students and staff.