All applicants to the genetic counseling graduate program must meet the following requirements:
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the genetic counseling program here.
If you have any additional questions about admissions requirements, contact Robin Grubs.
The Pitt genetic counseling program is participating in the genetic counseling admissions match through National Matching Services (NMS) beginning with admissions for fall 2018. The GC admissions match has been established to enhance the process of placing applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences. All applicants must first register for the match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. At the conclusion of all program interviews, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS Web site. The binding results of the match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously in late April.
The following are the track codes for the University of Pittsburgh genetic counseling program that applicants should use when ranking programs:
13310 2-Academic Yr - MS program - Scholarship
13311 2-Academic Yr - MS program
Visit the NMS Web site 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.
For additional information, visit the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) Web site at https://agcpd.org/.
All new genetic counseling MS and/or dual-degree genetic counseling MS/MPH applicants must apply through SOPHAS Express (not SOPHAS, but SOPHAS Express).
Special note: Pitt Public Health holds its applicants and students to the high ethical standards expected of public health professionals. Any form of misrepresentation or plagiarism discovered in an application will result in immediate rejection of the applicant. The incident also will be reported to SOPHAS Express, the public health shared application service, and the genetic counseling program.
Noel C. Harrie
Student services coordinator
Pitt Public Health
Open House Event
2019 Date TBA
Preparing for Admission
Resources for Prospective Students
SOPHAS Express Application