M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Counseling

Wayne State University

24 months
1527 USD/credit 45810 USD/year
1527 USD/credit 45810 USD/year
705 USD/credit 21150 USD/year
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Our Genetic Counseling program at Wayne State University is strategically designed to provide a solid foundation in scientific knowledge and counseling skills, both equally important for success as a professional genetic counselor. 


Our Genetic Counseling program at Wayne State University provides students with rich clinical experiences working with diverse patient populations to prepare them for competent practice in a wide variety of settings.  In addition, our program provides students a strong foundation in genomics that prepares them to integrate current and future genomic technologies into evidence-based practice.

Our goal is to provide our students an educational environment which is conducive to developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes (practice based competencies) needed to function successfully as productive and responsible genetic counselors in a variety of work settings. Students are expected to complete the program in two years (five semesters) on a full-time basis. Approximately eight students are accepted into the genetic counseling program each academic year. The high faculty to student ratio provides the opportunity for individualized instruction and mentoring.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Genetic Counseling
  • Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Medical Genetics 
  • Human Development and Teratology
  • Genetic Counseling Seminar
  • Practical Applications of Genetic Counseling
  • Senior Seminar in Genetic Counseling
  • Evaluating the Health Care Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. Although a degree in another country may have a name similar to a U.S. degree, this does not necessarily indicate the degree can be accepted as equivalent.Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
  • The Graduate School does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, individual program requirements vary. 
  • Submit your official transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1527 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    45810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1527 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    21150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 705 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

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


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