Genetic Counseling Applying

  • Courses:
    • one year of General Chemistry;
    • one year of Biology with a lab component;
    • one semester of Genetics (course should include both Mendelian and molecular); and
    • one semester each of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Psychology and Statistics.

Contact Gretchen Schneider, Director ( with questions related to coursework.

  • General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GREs)
    Institution Code: 3092, Department Program Code: 0210

Important Note for International Students re: English Proficiency Exam Requirement: The following paragraph is taken from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.

“Almost all international applicants must submit official test score results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE-Academic). Test scores should be less than two years old. An applicant should submit the application within two years of the test date to ensure that the testing agency will be able to send an official score report.”

There is additional information on their site, please make sure to read everything available.

  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges
  • Three (3) Recommendation Letters
  • Optional but Recommended

The Program recommends volunteer/work experience in an area related to counseling, developmental disabilities or genetics and shadowing a Genetic Counselor.

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