How to Apply

Approximately eight to twelve students are accepted to the Program each year. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants should have a background in basic and social science and are required to have coursework in biology, genetics, biochemistry, psychology, and statistics.

Competitive applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the genetic counseling profession and have experience in a communication or support organization. Experience(s) could include any peer counseling related activities or working with external agencies which provide counseling services. Examples may include: suicide hotlines, domestic violence hotlines/shelter, homeless or AIDS shelters or other service foundations or organizations.

The General GRE is required. Subject tests are not required.

Completed applications should be received by January 15th. The Admissions Committee will interview a competitive pool of applicants on campus in March and April. Notification of admissions will follow the guidelines established by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors. Typically, admission decisions are announced in late April.

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  • Complete the online application with three letters of recommendation
    a Statement of Purpose
    a Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    and a $80 application fee
  • Submit official transcripts to
             Icahn School of Medicine  
             Office of Admissions
             One Gustave L. Levy Place
             Box 1002
             New York, NY 10029
  • Submit a GRE score, general exam only using MSSM School Code 2464

Application for Genetic Counseling Program

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