Prospective Students

The Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is strategically designed to provide comprehensive and balanced training in genetics and genomics, psychosocial counseling, patient education, and the provision of inclusive, equitable, ethical, and culturally sensitive genetic counseling services. We strive to cultivate an inclusive learning  environment that balances challenge, support, and caring. Our primary objectives are to prepare our graduates to work with diverse populations in a wide variety of settings, and to ensure they are poised to achieve their individualized professional goals.   

Students typically complete the program in two years (five semesters) on a full-time basis. Approximately eight students are accepted into the genetic counseling program each academic year. A high faculty to student ratio provides the opportunity for individualized instruction and mentoring. The program has achieved “Full Accreditation” by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.

Printable Detailed Program Overview 

Developing a Strong GC Application. A recorded webinar covering all aspects of the GC program application process.

Who are Genetic Counselors?  Information the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors about genetic counselors and features of successful applicants.

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Contact Information

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
2375 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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