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.

Information about Admissions for the Fall of 2022 will be released by August 1, 2021.

We will not be requiring or reviewing GRE scores for the fall 2022 admissions cycle.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shadowing opportunities have been limited. We are currently investigating what opportunities may become available during the summer and fall of 2021. Stay tuned for more details.

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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 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 USA, web address ACGC can be reached by phone at 913.222.8668. Please click here for more information regarding professional licensure.