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Vanderbilt University master of genetic counseling

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) program is to graduate genetic counseling leaders in the field of genetics and genomic medicine. The program goals are to: Matriculate diverse graduate students in genetic counseling who are empowered to succeed in the expanding field of genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine. Facilitate faculty and student collaboration with Vanderbilt researchers to enable significant contributions in the areas of genetics and genomics, genetic counseling, and personalized medicine. Improve access to genetic services by increasing the number of providers and expanding awareness about the field.

Program is located in Nashville, TN

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Academic year is from  August to May.

Information about prerequisites info can be found at

  • No GRE required,
  • Holistic admissions process,
  • Undergraduate GPA is one of many factors consider and is not used to restrict consideration of an applicant.
  • In-state students:  $83,000.00
  • Out-of-state students: $83,000.00
  • Student work opportunities

General geographic location of internships: Nashville, TN

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives: Recruit and retain faculty and students of diverse perspectives. Integrated curriculum to address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice around identity while striving for anti-racist practice and behaviors. Utilize University resources to support all students with heightened awareness and action to engage members of under-represented groups.

ACGC New Program status with our inaugural class graduated in 2021