Genetic Counseling Program

Welcome ...

to the UNCG Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling!

This is a full-time two year (plus intervening summer) program to prepare students with the knowledge and proficiencies to practice as genetic counselors in a variety of settings including prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer genetics.

The UNCG Genetic Counseling Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) and was designed in accordance with guidelines provided by the ACGC. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) for Active Candidate Status and to sit for the ABGC Certification Examination. Our graduates have found exciting employment opportunities, from the first graduating class of 2002 to date!


The application deadline for Fall 2014 Admission

is December 1, 2013.

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If mailed, all application materials must be mailed directly to:
The Graduate School, UNCG, 241 Mossman Building, Greensboro, NC 27402

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Is Genetic Counseling a Career for YOU ?

If you have additional questions about the Genetic Counseling program, please contact:

Ms. Nancy Callanan , M.S., C.G.C.,
Director of the Genetic Counseling Program or

Ms. Randi Stewart, M.S., C.G.C.
Assistant Director of the Genetic Counseling Program


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  • "I chose to attend UNCG because of its shared learning environment and the access to some of the leading institutions in the country. "

  • "UNCG is a great fit for me. The program directors have extensive experience in the world of genetic counseling and provide you with opportunities to work with some of the best medical centers in the country.¬†Our location allows us to have expert guest lecturers, many of whom you also get to work alongside or observe in your clinical rotations in your second year. We also have some really wonderful and unique opportunities as a part of this program: we observe in syndrome specific support groups and clinics, tour genetic laboratories, and are matched with a family with a genetic disease to learn what it is like to live with a genetic condition. Finally, our directors are genuinely invested in each of us, and care about our success and getting to know each of us personally."

  • "The director and assistant director do their best to ensure that our program provides a collaborative learning experience.  Both are active members of the Genetic Counseling community and strive to introduce you to all aspects of this field.  We also have renowned clinical sites and the beautiful state of North Carolina at our disposal.”