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Master of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling

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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.

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Program Materials

Download a copy of our program flyer and information about living in Houston

Program Flyer          Houston Flyer

Contact Information
For more information about The University of Texas Genetic Counseling Program at Houston, please feel free to contact one of the Program Directors:

Claire N. Singletary, MS, CGC
Program Director

Sarah Jane Noblin, MS, CGC
Assistant Director