GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM

School of Health and Human Sciences

Applications for Fall 2023 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.

Given the location of rotations and structure of public transportation in North Carolina, access to a valid driver’s license and motor vehicle is a critical component of one’s ability to complete training in genetic counseling in the state. Additional information can be found in the Rotations section.

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.