M.Sc. On Campus

Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling

21 months
36252 USD/year
36252 USD/year
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The MS program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at Thomas Jefferson University is a participant in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS).  


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. 

Key Features 

  • The GC Admissions Match has been established to enhance the process of placing applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). 
  • The Match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Human Genetics
  • Medical Genetics 
  • Clinical Applications
  • Pathobiology of Cancer
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics
  • Medical Genetics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program, how the course of study relates to your desired career path, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. 
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Professional Experience: Counseling experience (i.e paid or volunteer work on crisis hot-line, pregnancy/reprodutive counseling service, or other services) is required. 
  • GRE: Record Exam (GRE) scores taken no longer than five years prior to application are recommended, but not required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36252 USD per year during 21 months.
  • National

    36252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36252 USD per year during 21 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.


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