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The UCLA M.S. in Genetic Counseling Program embraces 21st century genetics/genomics, integrates social contexts, produces cutting edge research, has strong support locally and regionally, and will train high-caliber professionals. The overall goal of the UCLA M.S. in Genetic Counseling program is to train well-rounded genetic counselors in clinical genomic medicine who are equipped with the critical thinking skills to guide the evolving field of genetic counseling in this new era of precision health. The program integrates strong academic grounding, direct clinical experiences and independent research to prepare graduates for the dynamic field of genetic counseling.
The master’s program includes:
The two-year master’s program is located in the well-respected Department of Human Genetics within the David Geffen School of Medicine, a top 20 medical school, in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the United States. A close alignment among the UCLA Institute for Precision Health, Department of Human Genetics, and Institute for Society and Genetics through joint and affiliated faculty will enhance cross-disciplinary training for students in the program. Our faculty will use state-of-the-art genomics resources and multi-disciplinary academic backgrounds to train students to work with patients and clients in a wide range of settings and from multicultural backgrounds.
Our anticipated class size is 10 students. From graduate admission to award of the degree, normal progress is six quarters. The program is not currently set-up to accept students on a part-time basis.
Application deadline:February 1, 2020 Admission limited to:Fall applications
California residents:$65,886 Non-resident:$77,951
Estimated for the class of 2022, for a 2 year program assuming residency in second year. Costs subject to change. To see an official tutition and fee breakdown, please visit the Registrar's Office →
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UCLA Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program has achieved Candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) www.gceducation.org. Achieving Candidate status demonstrates progress towards accreditation. Having Candidate status does not guarantee accreditation.