24 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS program in Genetic Counseling at Arizona State University prepares students for a successful career as a genetic counselor where they can apply their knowledge and unique skill set to help advance the understanding of genetics and genomic-related conditions within the communities where they work and live.


The Genetic Counseling program at Arizona State University offers an engaging and comprehensive curriculum covering topics such as: clinical genetics and genomics; the fundamentals of genetic counseling and advanced genetic counseling techniques; cultural competencies in genetics; social and ethical dimensions of genetic counseling and decision-making; and the role of genetic counselors in laboratories and research. The curriculum is taught by genetic counselors and medical geneticists.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in diverse fieldwork experiences throughout Phoenix. Upon graduation, new graduates are prepared to pass the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification exam and find a job that fits their acquired skills.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared for a position as a genetic counselor in clinical care, research or a laboratory setting or as an industry based genetic counselor. Genetic counselors are uniquely trained with a skill set that will allow them to work in a variety of medical, scientific, or research-based settings as well as in private practice and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice of Genetic Counseling
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Laboratory Fundamentals & Population Screening
  • Genetic Counseling Techniques
  • Cultural, Ethical & Legal Aspects of Genetics
  • Cancer, Cardiac Genomics and Precision Medicine
  • Embryology and Genetics
  • Biostatistics and Data Management
  • Population Health
  • Family and Couples in Primary Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


71 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • graduate admissions application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • letter of intent
  • professional resume
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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