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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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 1660 International Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102. ACGC can be reached by phone at 703.506.3266 or through their website.

Our application portal is officially open and accepting applications! The deadline date to submit is December 18th. Directions on how to apply can be found here. Registration for our 2023 Open House events and Office Hours are open! Click here for more information and registration.

The Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master's Program's involvement with the Alliance to Increase Diversity in Genetic Counseling (AID-GC) was recently highlighted in an article by Rutgers University! For more information about AID-GC, see here. 


Congratulations to Jessica Rispoli, 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.