Genetic Counseling Program

The University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program is one of the most well established programs in the country and exemplifies our long history of innovation in clinical service and education in genetics and genomics. Michigan graduates emerge as extremely well rounded genetic counselors, who are ready to meet the current challenges in clinical genomic medicine and are able to help guide the evolving practice of genetic counseling and genomic medicine.

The vision of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program is to train genetic counselors that are able to meet the current challenges and to help shape the future of genetic counseling and genomic medicine.

Our mission is to provide an individualized, integrated and supportive graduate training environment comprised of:

  • A comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum
  • Diverse clinical experiences in traditional and cutting edge genetics and genomics settings
  • A broad spectrum of research opportunities that supports the development of genetic counseling clinical scholars.

Most importantly, our graduate training program is responsive to the interests and unique needs of individual students.

For more information about the U-M Genetic Counseling Program see our 2021 Program Prospectus.

We are excited to announce our 2020 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE. This event is scheduled for Friday October 9 from 4-5:30 pm. Registration is required. Please click here for more information and a link to registration.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shadowing opportunities will not be available during the summer of 2020.

Contact us at UMGenetics@umich.edu. 

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The University of Michigan Master’s in Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), located at 4400 College Blvd., Ste. 220, Overland Park, KS 66211, web address www.gceducation.org.  ACGC can be reached by phone at 913.222.8668. Please click here for more information regarding professional licensure.