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Genetic Counseling

Vanderbilt University

24 months
41200 USD/year
41200 USD/year
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The mission of the Genetic Counseling program of Vanderbilt University is to educate genetic counselors who will be leaders in genomic medicine, striving to increasing access to care, education, and research in genetic counseling.


About the Program

The goals of the Genetic Counseling program of Vanderbilt University are to:

  • Matriculate diverse graduate students in genetic counseling who are empowered to succeed in the expanding field of genetics, genomics, and personalized medicine.
  • Facilitate faculty and student collaboration with Vanderbilt researchers to enable significant contributions in the areas of genetics and genomics, genetic counseling, and personalized medicine.
  • Improve access to genetic services by increasing the number of providers and expanding awareness about the field.

Graduates of the MGC program will:

  • Expand their knowledge about genetics and genomics and practice the application of this understanding in medicine as set forth by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) standards.
  • Develop skills to sensitively convey complex medical information to health care consumers and providers, utilizing appropriate evidence-based approaches to practice, as outlined in the ACGC competencies.
  • Evaluate and analyze research to formulate important questions, and apply critical thinking and appropriate investigational methods to pursue answers to those questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Research for Genetic Counselors
  • Medical Genetics
  • Theories of Human Experience
  • Genomics in Public Health
  • Applied Genetic Counseling Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Register with the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through the National Matching Services (NMS)
  • Your personal statement explaining why you want to become a genetic counselor
  • Your resume or CV, including your prerequisite courses and a listings of genetic counseling related experiences
  • Letters of recommendation from three to five relevant professors, research advisors, and/or work supervisors
  • Proof of successful completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • If English is not your native language, please provide scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Before matriculating into Vanderbilt MGC, you should have completed coursework in the following general areas: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, General or human genetics, Statistics, Psychology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    41200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41200 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

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


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