Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Medicine

Genetic Counseling, MS


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Human and Molecular Genetics offers a program in graduate study leading to a MS in Genetic Counseling. The master’s degree program in genetic counseling requires four full-time semesters of study and summer clinical work for students entering with a B.S. or B.A. degree. Work-study positions may be available to help students finance their education. Other funding opportunities may be available, including supported leadership training in neurodevelopmental disabilities (LEND). Students working toward the M.S. degree have an integrated and progressively complex classroom and supervised clinical experience designed to support development of the genetic counseling practice-based skills set forth by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Clinical exposure and experience begins in the first semester of training. Balancing of the student and professional roles is a lifelong process in the changing field of human genetics and genetic counseling. Students will be contributing members of the clinical genetics team of counselors, physicians, basic scientists and support staff.


American Board of Genetic Counseling

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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