Requirements

ApplicatGenetic Counseling Applyingions to the Brandeis University Genetic Counseling Program are submitted online and processed through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Additional information or to begin the application process.

To be considered complete and eligible for review by the Program’s Admissions Committee, an application must be submitted by January 1, 2019 and include all of the following:

  • $75 application fee
    • Some individuals may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please go to the GSAS Website for more information. 
  • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate degree granting institution(s) and any other colleges or universities at which prerequisites were taken.
    • Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to include with an application.
    • Official transcripts are required only when matriculating into the Program
  • Scores from the GRE General Exam
    • Institution Code: 3092, Department Program Code: 0210
    • Exam should have been taken within the past five years
  • For International Students Only -Test Scores Demonstrating English Language Proficiency
    • See International Students tab for more information
  • Updated resume or CV that includes:
    • Unique NMS identification number at top of page one
    • Education
      • Institutions attended with GPA
      • List of all prerequisite coursework and corresponding grades
      • GRE scores (date of exam and percentiles for each section)
    • Experience (see Recommended Experience tab)
      • Description of work or volunteer activities that you feel have prepared you to become a genetic counselor
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to different qualities of an applicant such as academic preparedness, contributions as a volunteer or employee, professionalism, and/or work ethic.
    • References should not all be from individuals in the same department, work setting, or clinic.
    • Only three letters will be reviewed for each applicant
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages double spaced) that answers the following prompt:

All genetic counselors have a story about what ignited their interest in genetic counseling. Please describe the experiences that have been most impactful in your decision to pursue graduate education in genetic counseling. Discuss how your strengths will help you succeed in the profession and how the Brandeis Genetic Counseling Program can assist you in accomplishing your goal of becoming a genetic counselor.