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GDM15OldQueensFallStock005 The Genetic Counseling Master's Program (GCMP) at Rutgers University is a 22 month graduate program for students wishing to pursue a career in the growing and exciting field of genetic counseling. Our training involves rigorous coursework, a variety of clinical rotations offered throughout the state, and a Master's research project. Housed within the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Program, our program provides students with resources from the Graduate School – New Brunswick, as well the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Our dedicated academic and clinical faculty are experienced genetic professions, representing a variety of specialties. As the only genetic counseling training program in New Jersey, our students have the opportunity to work with a network of talented genetic counselors working in a great variety of professional settings.

We invite you to explore our website or watch our video to learn more about our exciting and innovative program!

For more information contact Jessica Joines (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Director of the Genetic Counseling Master's Program, at (848) 445-9637 or Sherry Pernice (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Administrative Assistant, at (848) 445-9636.

Click here to download our program brochure.

Graduate programs at the Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences (SAS) are administered in conjunction with the School of Graduate Studies. Students wishing to pursue a graduate program at SAS must apply to the School of Graduate Studies.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Master’s in Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). For additional information about the ACGC, please see

 We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Admissions Cycle. The application deadline is January 15, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Department of Genetics
Life Sciences Building
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-9637