What will I learn?

The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at IU School of Medicine is a 21-month Master’s level program that’s accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The program offers comprehensive training and hands-on clinical experience to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in genetic counseling. The program’s faculty and staff are proud to have contributed to the training of accomplished genetic counselors for more than 25 years.

Students learn through a variety of courses on genetics, laboratory and psychosocial topics as well as through extensive clinical experience and individual clinical research. Graduates of this MS program are accomplished in all areas of genetic counseling, including cancer, prenatal and pediatric genetics, public health genomics and industry, and they have a strong record of success on the ABGC board examination.


The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program curriculum begins with a fall semester of didactic courses and clinical observations that focus on the basics of human genetics and enable students to begin practical application of skills in clinical case research and preparation, medical documentation, and patient counseling in the clinical setting. Clinical rotations begin in the spring semester of the first year and continue throughout the summer semester and entire second academic year. Successful completion of the Genetic Counseling graduate program at IU School of Medicine leads to a Master of Science degree in medical genetics.

Accomplished Faculty Educators

Students in this program are supervised by supportive, experienced, licensed certified genetic counselors and board-certified medical geneticists. The curriculum offers deep clinical experience, which requires active participation in all aspects of the case preparation, counseling and follow-up as well as experience across numerous specialty areas, including pediatrics, cancer, prenatal diagnostics, metabolism, cardiovascular genetics, neurogenetics, and more.

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,948.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country by the time you enroll at IUPUI.

For international students

Students must have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country.

All non-native speakers of English must also submit proof of English proficiency unless the applicant has a Bachelor's degree or higher from the US or a predominantly English-speaking country.

IELTS score of 6.5

TOEFL (iBT) score of 79

IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 7 Check with your academic department for approval

Any ELS center located in the US or Canada - Level 112 Check with your academic department for approval

Degree from an English-speaking Country - Completed Bachelor's degree or higher from one of these designated countries (both lists)

ECFMG Certification - Official certification received from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

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About this uni

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