24 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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 
  • Emerging Topics in Clinical Genomics
  • Summer Clinical Practicum
  • Genetic Counseling and Prenatal
  • Psychosocial Genetic Couseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


62 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

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    26644 USD/year
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    26644 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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