GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM

School of Health and Human Sciences

Applications for Fall 2022 enrollment are open!

To Apply

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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)
    • Statistics
  • 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.