MS in Genetic Counseling

The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) provides students with many opportunities for study, research, and practice in the challenging and exciting field of genetic counseling.

Our program, part of the ISMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is sponsored by the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences, one of the largest departments of its kind in the world. Our faculty is renowned in the diagnosis, treatment and counseling of genetic disorders and is at the forefront of basic science research. Our large multidisciplinary center provides clinical and laboratory services to a wide range of culturally diverse patients and their families, along with our proven commitment to the community we serve.

The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is a 21-month, full-time course of study accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), which blends didactic coursework with a variety of clinical rotations. 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 2013, 2014 and 2015 is 95.5%.

Our students grow in skills and knowledge while enjoying access to the incomparable opportunities present in a prestigious academic medical center in the heart of New York City.

Program History

The Genetic Counseling Program was established in 1991 as a Certificate Program to train individuals with related advanced degrees to become genetic counselors. It became a Master of Science degree program in 1995 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). As part of The Mount Sinai Health System. Our students have access to the laboratories, libraries, and educational resources of ISMMS as part of The Mount Sinai Health System. 

The integration of academic and clinical disciplines within one of the country's preeminent health systems 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.

Program Leadership

Randi Zinberg, MS, CGC
Director, Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Email: randi.zinberg@mssm.edu

Sabrina Suckiel, MS, CGC
Assistant Director, Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Email: sabrina.suckiel@mssm.edu

Julie McGlynn, MS, CGC
Director, Clinical Training, Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Email: julie.mcglynn@mssm.edu

Genetics and Genomics Faculty