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Genetic Counseling Graduate Program


The University of Washington Genetic Counseling Graduate Program trains future genetic counselors who will join the workforce that's ushering in the new era of precision health. This program is built on our firm belief that genetic counseling should be available to every person and delivered in an accessible, patient-centered manner.

Genetics is a journey that every person approaches from their own unique background and experiences. Genetic counselors must quickly assess where a person is, identify where they need to go and then guide them along the way. This is what makes our profession so rewarding and at the same time so challenging. Through your training in the GCGP, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge needed to meet these challenges and reap the rewards of this dynamic profession.


Graduates of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program earn a Master of Science degree from the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.

A self-sustaining, fee-based program, the GCGP is administered in partnership with UW Continuum College.

The GCGP is grateful for support from the Department of Medicine, the Institute for Public Health Genetics and the Brotman Baty Institute.