M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Counselling

University of Toronto

36 months
31320 CAD/year
10550 CAD/year
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The Genetic Counselling program of University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Molecular Genetics located in the Medical Sciences Building.


The Genetic Counselling program of University of Toronto is a full-time degree program that prepares students with the academic and clinical skills to provide genetic counselling. Graduates may work as part of a health-care team to gather relevant medical and family histories, to guide further investigations, and to communicate probable or established diagnoses, mode of inheritance, natural history, risk of recurrence, and associated options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Biology: Principles and Practice 
  • Protein Crystallography 
  • Topics in Developmental Biology 
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Student Seminars in Developmental Biology 
  • Foundational Genetic Approaches

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto B+, both cumulatively and in the final year.
  • Prerequisite courses in biology, molecular biology/genetics, biochemistry, embryology/developmental biology, statistics, and psychology.
  • The development of strong interpersonal skills as evidenced by extracurricular activity is sought in both the application and interview processes.
  • Conditional acceptance may be granted to outstanding applicants lacking the above prerequisite courses; in such instances, the courses deemed necessary must be completed with a B+ standing prior to admission.

Tuition Fee

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    31320 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31320 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    10550 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10550 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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