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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 School of Graduate Studies, as well as the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Our dedicated academic and clinical faculty are experienced genetic professionals, representing a variety of specialties. Our students have the opportunity to work with a vast network of talented genetic counselors across the state of New Jersey 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!

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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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The Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master’s Program is accredited with Full Program status by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), located at 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. ACGC can be reached by phone at 703.506.3266 or through their website.

The GCMP online application portal for Fall 2021 acceptance is now open! The deadline to submit is December 15, 2020. Please visit our admissions page for information on how to apply. Please note that there are no changes to the application process due to COVID 19. We will continue to post updates on this page if there are any changes. 

Congratulations to Jessica Rispoli Joines, director of the Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master's Program, for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. This honor is awarded annually to non-tenure-track, full-time faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding teaching skills in classroom instruction, clinical instruction, curriculum development, or mentoring. We join the Rutgers Genetics Department in congratulating Jessica and thanking her for her dedication to her students, program, and important field of genetic counseling! Read our story about the launch of the program in 2018 and hear from Jessica’s students themselves about their experience in the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Genetic Counseling program.