Applying to the Genetic Counseling Program

All prospective students for the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program must apply through the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions using the online application tool. Application deadline is January 15th for consideration of fall admission.

A completed application includes:

  • Completed online application.
  • Original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • The general Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical). Official scores must be sent using 1898 as the institution code and 0210 as the program code. Scores must be received by January 15th to be considered for admission in the fall of the same year. Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application.
  • Applicants whose native language is other than English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A statement describing personal and professional reasons for pursuing a career in genetic counseling. Please limit the essay to 750 words, double-spaced.

All applications that are complete by January 15th will be reviewed by the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Admissions Committee. Selected applicants will be offered a day long in-person interview with the Program Directors and other members of the Committee. Please note that with very few exceptions, an in-person interview is required for consideration of acceptance into the program. All interviewed applicants will be notified of their status on the universal acceptance date agreed upon by all North American Program Directors, generally a date in late April.


Contact Information

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3127 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137