21 months
38650 USD/year
38650 USD/year
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The mission of the Genetic Counseling program of the Wake Forest University is to provide students with rigorous and dynamic educational and clinical experiences aimed to graduate patient-centered, ethically engaged, and future-focused genetic counselors who are poised to become leaders in the field.


The practice of genetic counseling has changed rapidly with evolving technology, and students must learn not only how to practice as genetic counselors now, but how to anticipate future changes and remain at the forefront of innovations. Wake Forest is poised to train pioneering genetic counselors by leveraging the expertise of faculty with diverse backgrounds in molecular genetics research, clinical research, and clinical care.

Program Objective

In order to produce genetic counselors who advocate for their patients and the genetic counseling field, the Genetic Counseling program of the Wake Forest University strives to prepare the graduates to be better able to:

  • Provide oversight regarding the ordering of genetic tests in the medical community, assisting with interpretation, and educating patients regarding results and their ramifications
  • Advise in the development of new genetic tests and the reporting of the results to patients and consumers
  • Appreciate the gray-area between what “can” be done in the field of genetics, and what “should” be done

We aim to create future leaders who are thoughtful and engaged in ethical issues and can help guide and direct the genetic advances of the future.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Helping Skills in Human Services
  • Human Genetics for the Genetic Counselor
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Embryology and Abnormal Fetal Development
  • Medical Genetics
  • Psychosocial Impact of Genetic Disease

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 4-year baccalaureate degree
  • A semester (or equivalent) of the following coursework: Introductory biology, an upper-level biology elective, Biochemistry, Genetics, Statistics, Psychology
  • Register with the NMS match system as outlined above
  • Submit
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • A written personal statement
  • A video or audio statement
  • Scores for the TOEFL Exam (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38650 USD per year during 21 months.


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