M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Counseling

The Ohio State University

12 months
35993 USD/year
32616 USD/year
20000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ohio State University College of Medicine offers a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. The mission of The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate program is to train our graduates to be knowledgeable, compassionate and scholarly genetic counselors.


The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling program will provide graduate students interested in entering a career in genetic counseling with an excellent integrated medical genetics graduate education at the master’s level.  Students will benefit from the Institution’s environment with a culture embodied in its values of altruism, compassion, diversity, education, ethics, honesty, humanism, integrity, lifelong learning, personal and professional growth, professionalism, respect, responsibility and safe spaces. Graduates from our program will have a unique perspective on the integration of emerging genetic and genomic technologies and healthcare.

Our program’s curricular goals are to teach our students to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in genetics, genomics and psychosocial counseling for use in evidence based practice.
  • Critically think, evaluate and synthesize information from research, as well as produce their own sound and scientific research related to the genetics profession.
  • Show respect and empathy to their patients, peers, learners, supervisors and other healthcare professionals.
  • Achieve positions of leadership within their practice setting, local communities and national organizations and will provide mentorship to developing genetic counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric
  • Adult Medical Genetics and Pediatrics Specialty Genetics Clinics
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Prenatal
  • Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35993 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35993 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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