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Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Mission and Vision Statement

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.

Program is located in Columbia, SC

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Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Accepts international students.
  • In-state students:  $34,477.00
  • Out-of-state students: $70,520.00
  • Student work opportunities,
  • Graduate assistantships available,
  • Scholarships available,
  • LEND fellowships available.

General geographic location of internships: Summer rotation flexible across country or international; Fall-Spring rotations in SC, NC, GA.

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives:  Created a LEND fellowship this year specific for ethnically diverse background; next year will have a scholarship for ethnically diverse individual; GCP provides outreach to local HBCUs and other local groups to introduce genetic counseling; established a DEIJ committee to evaluate program and provide suggestions.