Program News

Fall 2018 GCMP Newsletter

gcnp newsletter 2018 fall v1Since our last newsletter, our program has more than doubled in size through the addition of the eight amazing young women who make up the Class of 2020! These students were selected from an applicant pool of over 150 applicants! They also were the first class to participate in the genetic counseling match process administered by National Match Services (NMS). This process, adapted by all accredited genetic counseling programs, is comparable to the match algorithm that medical students participate in for residency. Although change can be challenging for all involved parties, we were certainly very pleased with the results. Once again, we have recruited a strong, motivated group of future leaders.

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling First in New Jersey


Delivering bad news to someone about a genetic mutation that could result in a devastating disease is not something anyone would want to do. But a new graduate program in genetic counseling – a collaboration between Rutgers-New Brunswick’s School of Arts and Sciences, the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – teaches students the skills they need to help patients in these situations make difficult decisions. Check out the article in Rutgers Today.

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)


The Rutgers Genetic Counseling Master’s Program (GCMP) has been granted Accredited New Program status by the ACGC. Rutgers is now the only ACGC accredited graduate program in New Jersey. This recognition indicates that our program meets all the required criteria and standards as determined by the ACGC. This accreditation is also very important as only graduates from ACGC accredited programs are eligible for the ABGC certification examination.

Genetic Counseling Program Open House


Please join us for an Open House on Saturday November 12, 2016. This is a great way to learn about the genetic counseling profession and our program at Rutgers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with several faculty members. This event is free. Please see our flyer for registration information.

Open House Flyer

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling Approved by Rutgers


The Graduate School- New Brunswick recently approved a proposal for a Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Rutgers University.  This program will be the first in New Jersey and hopes to accept its first class in 2017.  Faculty from the Department of Genetics and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will be involved in training graduate students for this rapidly evolving and growing profession.