The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the University of Arizona is a new and exciting graduate program offered through the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine. Graduates of this two year long program will graduate from the University of Arizona with a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling, preparing them for a career in this rapidly growing field. Our program combines classroom-based coursework with real-world experience working with practicing genetic counselors and physicians in the clinic.
Our students will benefit from UA's rich biomedical research and clinical training programs in both Tucson and Phoenix. With campuses and medical schools in both cities, students will have the opportunity to train with clinicians, researchers, and experts in the field of genetics and genomic medicine.
The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the University of Arizona is a new and exciting graduate program offered through the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
The goal of the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine (TCAG2M) is to apply genetics and genomic biology to improve healthcare delivery for the people of Arizona. TCAG2M supports outstanding translational and clinical research into the etiology of disease, and the development of new approaches to manage these conditions in the clinic. To achieve this goal, TCAG2M has created divisions in cancer genetics, cardiopulmonary genetics, genetic consultation and counseling, community engagement, genome technologies and innovation, pharmacogenomics, and population genetics to advance our translational and clinical agenda.
The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is to provide pre- and post-doctoral, medical and graduate education in an interdisplinary environment through research activities to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism. CMM faculty run active research programs in modern molecular and cellular biology which include areas of developmental biology, neuroscience, parasitology, immunology, cancer biology, and cellular structure and function. Our graduate programs attracts outstanding students from all parts of the US and the world. Graduate students from the interdisciplinary programs of Cancer Biology, Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Physiological Sciences also receive training in CMM faculty laboratories.
Listed below are items that are required to complete this application for admission to UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program for Fall 2018:
Required test: GRE
For international applicants only: Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet based test)
Tuition and fees for each academic year will be announced the previous spring by the Arizona Board of Regents.
A $3,000 program fee will be added to the cost of tuition each semester. There is no difference in the rate of the program fee for in state and out of state students.
The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program does not provide financial aid, however students may contact the Financial Aid office for assistance (https://financialaid.arizona.edu/graduate-students). The student is responsible for all expenses related to completion of the degree requirements.
The Graduate Collage has Graduate Access Fellowships (https://grad.arizona.edu/gaf/) to which interested students can apply.
Application deadline is January 1, 2018.
The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program requires the completion of 63 units with a grade of "C" or better. Cumulative graduate GPA must be at least 3.0 to complete this program.
Students in the program will take a clinical practicum course every semester throughout the program as well as in the summer to gain clinical experience.
Students will also complete a research project culminating in a publishable thesis.