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 Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine is one of the five basic science departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine located on the Northeast side of the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, AZ. 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 program 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.
CMM Mailing address:
PO Box 245044, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Life Sciences North, Room 450, Tucson, AZ 85724-5044
College of Medicine, Tucson
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Listed below are items that are required to complete this application for admission to UA Genetic Counseling Graduate Program:
For questions, please contact Kathy Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 626-2713 or (520) 626-7406.
Required test: GRE - test WAIVED for this application cycle due to COVID19 - for applicants applying to our program in the fall of 2020, we will not require or record GRE scores.
For international applicants only: Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet based test). Please note, however, that the University of Arizona accepts a number of English Proficiency tests. More information can be found at the Graduate College website: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency
Tuition and fees for each academic year will be announced the previous spring by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Please note that 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 College has Graduate Access Fellowships (https://grad.arizona.edu/gaf/), to which interested students can apply.
The application period for Fall of ’21 admissions (class of 2023) will open on September 1st, 2020. The application deadline is close of business on December 18, 2020.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program requires the completion of 66 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.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.