The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to providing cutting edge training in the complex science of genetics while fostering a strong foundation in counseling. This unique program is constantly evolving to ensure the continued success of graduates entering a dynamic workforce. Each year between 10 and 12 students are welcomed into the incoming class to be trained by world-renowned faculty. The Genetic Counseling Program is grounded in three important elements: scientific training in human genetics and genomics, comprehensive clinical experience, and understanding the psychological and social aspects of counseling--with an added focus on integrating up to the minute discoveries in genetics and genomics as well as valuable concepts from other academic disciplines.
The Genetic Counseling Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Our comprehensive program helps students to achieve and often surpass the practice based competencies outlined by the ACGC.
The Genetic Counseling Program is participating in the NMS match program starting with the current application cycle. The following are the Track Codes that applicants will use when ranking programs:
13310 2-Academic Yr - MS Program - Scholarship
13311 2-Academic Yr - MS Program
Please visit the NMS website at (https://natmatch.com/gcadmissions) to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works.
Please explore our website to learn more about what sets our program and our graduates apart! We hope you will consider joining our challenging and exciting program.
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