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Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling

Thomas Jefferson University

24 months
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33300 USD/year
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About

The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling MS program at Thomas Jefferson University will provide students integrative education and training to become compassionate and knowledgeable genetic counselors. 

Overview

Welcome to the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program at Thomas Jefferson University. Our program is a 19-month Master’s level experience grounded in basic science and diversified through psychosocial education and varied clinical and research opportunities.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (2005) defines genetic counseling as the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.  This process integrates:

  • Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.
  • Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.
  • Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.

Genetic counseling is a rapidly expanding and diversifying profession that offers opportunities for practice in a wide variety of settings, such as hospitals/clinics, academia, laboratories, government agencies, public health, consulting and advocacy.  Clinical practice areas encompass many specialties including prenatal, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, metabolic disorders, infertility, cancer, etc.  As a profession that blends scientific information with clinical, ethical, psychological and legal implications, genetic counselors have a uniquely satisfying and rewarding career that is in high demand.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
  • Education
  • Professional Development & Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation Letters
  • The application fee is $50.00 and needs to be submitted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) upon submission of the application. The fee is non-refundable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33300 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33300 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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