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University of South Carolina
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Location: Columbia, SC
Program Length:  21 months

Mission: Foster the development of knowledgeable and compassionate genetic counselors through interprofessional education and community engagement.

Vision: Advance the integration of genomic medicine into diverse healthcare systems and communities through leadership, advocacy and education.

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = N/A
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
  • In-state: $35,000
  • Out-of-state: $70,520
  •  International: $70,520
  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • SC, NC, and GA
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

The UofSC Genetic Counseling Program strives to consistently foster an environment of inclusion for students, and we recognize that more can be done to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our program and in the genetic counseling profession. Our DEI Committee includes students, faculty, alumni and administrators who have outlined ways in which we take responsibility to improve diversity and inclusion for our current, former, and future students.

Even as our country grows more diverse, the genetic counseling profession has only a small percentage of genetic counselors identifying as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and other persons of color. The UofSC Genetic Counseling Program will lead by example as we enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our curriculum and among our faculty, students, and staff. Achieving a genetic counseling workforce that proportionately reflects the population of our state, region, and nation is a priority.

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