Human Genetics

Sarah Lawrence College

24 months
37325 USD/year
37325 USD/year
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The mission of the Human Genetics program is to improve health care for all people by educating genetic counselors so they are prepared to meet current and future needs of their clients, their communities, their profession, and society at large.


As defined by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, genetic counseling is 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.
The American Board of Genetic Counseling discusses the profession in general terms and lists the accredited genetic counseling training programs. The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides additional information about the field as well as a function that allows you to find a genetic counselor in your community. In addition, Sarah Lawrence College hosts an annual Genetic Counseling Career Day that provides a wide array of information about the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Advanced Human Genetics
  • Biochemistry of Genetic disease
  • Cancer Genetic Counseling
  • Embryology
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Clinical Pediatric Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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General requirements

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  • Prerequisites

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37325 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37325 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

22,395 USD second year tuition fee.


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