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Genetic Counseling, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #561 (QS) , OH,
Established in 1982, the University of Cincinnati Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is one of the oldest genetic counseling programs in the country. Students benefit from the program’s unique partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center--one of the top three pediatric medical centers in the nation.


Degree requirements for the Genetic Counseling program offered by the University of Cincinnati include coursework, clinical rotations and research. Genetic counseling students take approximately 15 credit hours per semester for four total semesters. They receive immediate hands-on experience in clinical rotations from the first semester to the last, interacting with patients in multidisciplinary settings including prenatal, pediatric and adult genetics. By graduation each student will have been the primary genetic counselors for at least 50 but often for 100 or more cases. Additionally, students complete a master's thesis research project culminating in a manuscript suitable for publication.


After completing the two-year master's program, graduates are prepared for any genetic counseling job they choose--and for the certification exams required to practice. Typically, 90-100% of our graduates pass the certification exam. All find employment after graduation in clinical, academic, research, laboratory or industry positions. Employers include hospitals, clinics, universities, and clinical laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Clinical Practicum II
  • Summer Clinical Practicum
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Clinical Practicum IV

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or foreign equivalent
  • 3 letters of recommendation submitted through the online system
  • Unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review. Official transcripts required when offered admission.
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cincinnati

  • 1000 - 1650 USD/month
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