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.

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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.

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Prepare for Certification

Our competency-based curriculum and clinical training program meet the requirements for the exam you'll take to become a certified genetic counselor.

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Learn From Renowned Faculty

Study with nationally recognized leaders in genetic counseling theory and practice, genomics, laboratory genetics, clinical genetics, ethics and specialty practice.

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Gain Varied Fieldwork Experience

Train in a variety of settings specializing in cancer, pediatrics, neurogenetics, biochemical genetics, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, prenatal genetics and laboratory genetics.

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