M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Counseling

Long Island University (LIU)

24 months
31412 USD/year
31412 USD/year
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The 46-credit M.S. in Genetic Counseling at Long Island University (LIU) is committed to developing a new generation of genetic counselors with the knowledge and skill to help patients make the best decisions.



The M.S. in Genetic Counseling atLong Island University (LIU) is dedicated to training a diverse group of students to become leaders in the field of clinical genetics. We believe in embracing a supportive and collaborative atmosphere between our students and faculty. We encourage you to learn more about our program, and look forward to reading your application.

With a diverse, interdisciplinary academic and clinical faculty, the two-year program is geared toward students who desire a rigorous and comprehensive training in the field of clinical genetics. Skills learned through classroom-based didactics pave the way for students to enter their clinical rotations for “real-world” training. Additionally, both classroom work and numerous supplementary activities ensure that students will be exposed to expanded roles in genetic counseling in addition to traditional, clinic-based careers.


Our program is the first of its kind on Long Island and only the third in New York State. It is one of just 31 genetic counseling master’s degree programs nationwide accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Issues Confronting Genetic Counselors: Principles and Practices
  • Clinical Genetics in Practice 
  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Human Development
  • Genetic Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Design and Analysis in Genetics Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have rolling admissions. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.


46 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

Applicants to the M.S. in Genetic Counseling must meet following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Supplemental Application (including the Personal Statement describing your reasons for pursuing a career in genetic counseling)
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Higher GPAs are preferred.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62824 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    31412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62824 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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