Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Location: Richmond, VA
Program Length: 21 months
Mission: To develop and maintain a curriculum that effectively prepares students for successful careers in human genetics, a challenging task for a discipline that reinvents itself on a regular basis.
We achieve our education and training objectives by offering undergraduate, graduate, professional and higher-level specialty courses, as well as mentored research and clinical training opportunities.
- GRE – ❌
- International students – ✅
- GPA requirement = min 3.0*
- In-state priority – ❌
- Interviews – Virtual
* below 3.0 GPAs may be considered.
- In-state: $34,360
- Out-of-state: $65,566
- International: $65,566
- Tuition reduction options – ✅
- On-campus work opportunities – ✅
- Match and/or Application Waivers – ✅
- Richmond, VA and outskirts
- Flexible summer rotation opportunities – ✅
Our program awards a scholarship to a qualified applicant who demonstrates a commitment to serving populations that are historically underprivileged or underserved by the field of genetic counseling. This scholarship provides either the equivalent of in-state tuition for a student who is not a Virginia resident, or a 50% reduction of in-state tuition for a student who is a Virginia resident. This cycle, the scholarship is open to those who demonstrate a commitment to serving populations that are historically underprivileged or underserved by the field of genetic counseling. Students will be asked to reflect on this information if they are selected for a program interview. Students who believe they qualify for the scholarship can use both tracks when ranking VCU via the NMS.
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