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COVID has had a far-reaching impact on the resources necessary to provide the optimal graduate experience for our students. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to pause admissions for the 2022 cycle -- a decision which does not affect our ACGC program accreditation status. We will take this time to focus on our current students, while reassessing our resources based on the post-pandemic landscape to uniquely position our program for the future.


Brandeis University's Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling is a two-year course of study integrating coursework with clinical experience in an environment that encourages close student/faculty interaction. Ordinarily the program is completed in two academic years and the intervening summer. The program places a strong emphasis on human molecular genetics, while providing in-depth course work in counseling theory and technique as well as extensive clinical training. Fieldwork and clinical internships are an integral part of the program. To read more, visit the program website. Application information can be found below. Brandeis notifies applicants the same day as other schools accredited by American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC), usually end of April/beginning of May.


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Application Deadline

Please note that our program is not accepting applications for this cycle.

December 15: The Genetic Counseling program requires all application materials to be submitted by December 15 including letters of recommendation, applicable test scores, and transcripts in order for your application to be given consideration. Please plan to submit your application far enough in advance to ensure that all your supporting materials will be attached to your application prior to the deadline.

Application Requirements

To apply for the MS in Genetic Counseling, you need to submit:

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.