Become a Genetic Counselor
With advances in genomics and genetic testing, there is a growing demand for genetic counselors who can help translate genetic data and deliver compassionate genetic counseling services.
University of Washington’s new Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prepares graduates to serve patients with a range of genetic conditions and meet the evolving needs of precision health. Students earn a master of science in genetic counseling degree.
Enter an In-Demand Field
Genetic counselors are in high demand, as jobs are expected to increase by 27% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Learn About Careers
Prepare for Certification
Our rigorous, competency-based curriculum and intensive clinical training program will meet the requirements for taking the exam to become a certified genetic counselor.
Learn From Renowned Faculty
Study with nationally recognized leaders in genetic counseling theory and practice, genomics, laboratory genetics, clinical genetics, ethics and specialty practice.
Get a Variety of Fieldwork Experiences
Train in a variety of settings specializing in cancer, pediatrics, neurogenetics, biochemical genetics, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, prenatal genetics and laboratory genetics.