Master of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling
What makes UT GCP special?
Students. They come from all over the U.S. and have many different experiences. They have worked in labs and volunteered their time in varied experiences that contribute to their becoming successful genetic counselors. Read what recent alumni have to say about UT GCP.
Surroundings. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in U.S. and provides unique training experiences. Training sites for the Genetic Counseling Program include The University of Texas Medical School, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Baylor College of Medicine, numerous outreach clinics located in industry, private clinics and public health settings. TMC hosts numerous scholarly events and is the workplace of many renowned genetics professionals
Staff. All of the healthcare personnel working with the Program do so because they love genetics and teaching. We all put our hearts into the Program, and it shows!
Supervision. Students begin seeing patients in January of their first year, working with the guidance of experienced supervisors (Medical Geneticists and Genetic Counselors) and senior Genetic Counseling students. Rotation experiences are varied, student autonomy is fostered, and successful clinical experiences are achieved.
Support. From the Program Directors to your fellow students, we have developed an extensive network of support, guidance and camaraderie for each student. This goal is achieved through mentoring and advising programs, social functions, and one-on-one meetings with Program Directors.
Scholastic. Courses are challenging, and the thesis research is akin to research performed by seasoned genetic counselors. Our goal is to provide a world-class education preparing you for success in your profession and on the national board examinations.
Scholarships. Three scholarships are available to all students on a competitive basis. Qualifying out-of-state students will receive in-state tuition that helps offset educational costs. In-state tuition and fees are approximately $2,500 per year.
Psychosocial. (Doesn't start with an s but sounds like it does.) Practicing genetic counselors and experienced professionals will lead you through didactic coursework, standardized patient exams, and practice-based seminars to hone your counseling skills. Our goal is to enable you to become competent, empathetic providers of short-term psychosocial counseling.
- Application deadline for 2013 academic year: January 1, 2013
- Interview status notification: End of February 2013
- Interview dates for 2013: March 27, April 5, April 11 & April 15
- Universal acceptance date: April 29, 2013
- Graduation for class of 2012: May 18, 2013
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Claire N. Singletary, MS, CGC
Sarah Jane Noblin, MS, CGC