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Genetic Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to providing cutting edge training in the complex science of genetics while fostering a strong foundation in counseling. This unique program is constantly evolving to ensure the continued success of graduates entering a dynamic workforce. 

Overview

The Genetic Counseling Program is grounded in three important elements: scientific training in human genetics and genomics, comprehensive clinical experience, and understanding the psychological and social aspects of counseling--with an added focus on integrating up to the minute discoveries in genetics and genomics as well as valuable concepts from other academic disciplines.The two-year Masters in Genetic Counseling program provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully practice as genetic counselors in diverse settings and prepares them to be leaders within the profession.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles Of Genetic Counseling
  • Clinical Genetics Case Conference
  • Special Studies In Human Genetics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • QPA of 3.0 of higher (undergraduate degree)
  • undergraduate or graduate calculus with a 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores in at least the 50th percentile or higher in all categories
  • Admission to the Genetic Counseling Program requires an interview by the faculty and clinical staff.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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