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How to Apply:

Applications to the Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master's Program are submitted online. Our online application for the incoming class of Fall 2018 is now open. Please check back for application information.

Application requirements include:

IMPORTANT NOTE: USE "GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM 16681C"

When submitting your application, find the Genetic Counseling Master's Program under Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Please be sure to select that you are applying to the GENETIC COUNSELING PROGRAM 16681C (scroll down to specify this track). DO NOT SELECT MMG- MS.

CLICK HERE to view step-by-step instructions for online application

  • Transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions – Official or unofficial transcripts are accepted. Once you create your online account, you will be able to upload your unofficial transcript under "Supporting Materials" (http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/apply/supporting-materials).

    Note: Official transcripts will be required at the time of interview. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

    Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    56 College Ave
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8541

  • GRE (taken within the past five years)- Official score should be sent using institution code 2790 (no department code)

  • Personal Statement- Provide a personal statement describing how you came to select the profession of genetic counseling. Describe events and experiences that have prepared you for a career in genetic counseling. This may include (but is not limited to) exposure to the field of genetic counseling, counseling opportunities, and/or lab or research experience. Use this as an opportunity to tell us about yourself in a way that your resume cannot.

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – Through the online application, please provide the name and email address of your three references. An email will be generated and sent to your selected references for directions on how to submit their letter of recommendation. Online submission of letters is strongly preferred. If no email address is available, the confidential letter should be mailed from your recommender directly to:

    Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    56 College Ave
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8541

  • Resume or CV– Follow the online application instructions to upload under "Supporting Materials" (http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/apply/supporting-materials).

  • $70 nonrefundable application fee

  • TOEFL scores if from a non-English speaking country

Top applicants will be invited for an on-site interview at Rutgers University, Busch Campus. Interviews will take place in March and April.

Applications to the Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master's Program are submitted online (Click here to apply). Click here to learn more about this online submission process: http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/

 

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Department of Genetics
Life Sciences Building
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (848) 445-9637
eMail: joines@dls.rutgers.edu