- Submit application online to the UNCG Graduate School or
- Mail all application materials directly to: The Graduate School, 241 Mossman Building, 1202 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27412
- Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
- Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4 point scale) is recommended for competitive application
- Applications can and will be reviewed with undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0
- Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than a 3.0 are strongly encouraged to demonstrate evidence of high academic achievement beyond the undergraduate transcript, especially in courses related to the field of genetic counseling
- Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses:
- General genetics (upper level course, typically 200+)
- Biochemistry (upper level course, requiring one semester of organic chemistry as a prerequisite)
- All prerequisite courses must be completed by time of enrollment
- Two of the three required prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress by the application deadline
- One of the required prerequisite courses may be completed during the Spring semester preceding admission for the following Fall
- Genetics must be taken within five (5) years of projected enrollment
- Note: GREs are no longer a requirement for admission.
It is strongly recommended that applicants have previous experience in a volunteer or paid position working in social service agencies or with crisis counseling organizations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to gain exposure to the field of genetic counseling via shadowing and/or internship experiences. Applicants who are evaluated as meeting the standards for admission will be considered for an invitation for the required in-person interview with the Admissions Committee at UNCG.