About Us

The Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling is sponsored by Icahn School of Medicine's Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, one of the largest departments of its kind in the world. Our faculty is renowned for cutting edge basic science research, as well as research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. Our large multidisciplinary center provides clinical and laboratory services to a wide range of culturally diverse patients and their families and we have a proven commitment to the community we serve.

The Genetic Counseling Program was initially established in 1991 as a Certificate Program to train individuals with related advanced degrees to become genetic counselors. The Program transitioned to the Master of Science Degree in 1995 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Graduates of our Program are eligible to sit for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). As part of The Mount Sinai Health System, our students have access to the laboratories, libraries, and educational resources of the School of Medicine and are affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital. The integration of academic and clinical disciplines within one of the country's preeminent medical centers provides an ideal environment for our Master's Program, affording our students unparalleled opportunities for study, research, and practice in the challenging and exciting field of genetic counseling.

The Program has a 100% job placement rate for those seeking positions within the genetic counseling field. The first time Board certification pass rate for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 is 94%.

Related Resource

Becoming a Genetic Counselor [PDF]