Wayne State University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Location:  Detroit, MI
Program Length:  21 months

Mission:  To train a highly qualified, competent, and culturally diverse genetic counseling workforce to increase access to genetics services for the citizens of Detroit, the State of Michigan and beyond.

Goal:  To provide our students an educational environment which is conducive to developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes (practice based competencies) needed to function successfully as productive and responsible genetic counselors in a variety of work settings.   

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Prerequisite Information 

  • GRE –
  • International students –
  • GPA requirement = min 3.0*
  • In-state priority –
  •  Interviews – Virtual
    * below 3.0 GPAs may be considered.
  • In-state students: $46,212.64* (45 credit hours)
  • Out-of-state students: $84,162.04 (45 credit hours)
  • International students: $84,162.04 (45 credit hours)

*Ontario Residents and Residents of Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Williams County in Ohio qualify for in-state tuition rates

  • Tuition reduction options –
  • On-campus work opportunities –
  • Match and/or Application Waivers –
  • Detroit, MI & surrounding area
  • Flexible summer rotation opportunities –

The program has a 5-year strategic plan which includes an initiative to increase the diversity of the program applicant pool and student body, and to create a program culture that supports DEIJ. To this end, in terms of student education, DEIJ topics are integrated throughout the curriculum. The program leadership actively takes part in activities to improve their ability to provide an inclusive, supportive, learning environment for all students. In addition, the program provides opportunities for faculty, clinical supervisors, and admissions committee members to participate in DEIJ educational activities and sets an expectation for participation.

For more information, please contact geneticcounseling@med.wayne.edu.

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