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Genetic Counseling

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

24 months
Duration
33245 USD/year
33245 USD/year
18143 USD/year
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About

Genetic Counseling program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) embraces 21st century genetics/genomics, integrates social contexts, has strong support locally and regionally, and will train high-caliber professionals. 

Overview

Genetic Counseling program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) integrates strong academic grounding, direct fieldwork experiences with diverse patient populations, and independent research to prepare graduates for the dynamic field of genetic counseling.

Each cohort consists of 10 students. From matriculation to award of the degree, the normative time to degree is 21 months starting from the fall quarter of the first year through the spring quarter of the second year, including the summer quarter between the two years. The program is not set up to accept students on a part-time and/or online basis.

Students at Genetic Counseling program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will:

  • Engage in an evidence-based practice that incorporates advanced knowledge in genetics, genomics, and psychosocial counseling.
  • Critically think, evaluate, and synthesize research findings to produce and disseminate new scientific research related to the discipline and practice of genetic counseling.
  • Address and appropriately act on ethical, legal, and social issues in the discipline and practice of genetic counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practice in Medical Genetics
  • Genetic Counseling Skills
  • Reproductive Genetics in Practice
  • Specialty Genetics in Practice
  • Professional Development in Genetic Counseling
  • Genomic Medicine

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

75 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common undergraduate degrees include biology, psychology, biochemistry, and life sciences
  • Candidates with other undergraduate degrees will be considered as long as they have completed the Required Coursework prior to applying to the program: Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Psychology or Sociology, Statistics or Biostatistics
  • Experience. Demonstrate relevant experience in healthcare, teaching, counseling, and/or patient advocacy setting, preferably genetics-oriented
  • Contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.Demonstrate (potential) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and genetic counseling profession
  • Resume (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts of all university coursework
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Optional: Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33245 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33245 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18143 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18143 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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