Genetic Counseling

University of Cincinnati

24 months
12790 USD/year
12790 USD/year
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


62 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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