Top Schools for Genetic Counseling

The following are some of the top schools for Genetic Counseling programs:

Stanford University School of Medicine - It has a world renowned Genetics department located at a top 10 medical school (The School of Medicine is rated fifth in research in U.S. News's rankings of Best Medical Schools 2012). The Master's Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling will utilize state of the art genomics resources that are already well developed at Stanford.

Northwestern University - Northwestern is fully accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). Students have the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree in Medical Humanities and Bioethics in conjunction with their Master of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - It offers a masters degree in medical genetics specifically designed to train genetic counselors. The training program is fully accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and with the first class of genetic counselors starting in 1976, it is one of the most experienced programs in the country.

University of South Carolina - The University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program matriculated its first students in 1985, as the 10th program in the USA and the first in the southeastern region. The two year curriculum includes course work, clinical rotations and a research-based thesis.

Boston University School of Medicine - The Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling is provided through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the Center for Human Genetics and has received Full Accreditation from the ABGC.

University of Utah - The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling is a two-year master's degree program that prepares students to practice genetic counseling. The Program has full accreditation by the ABGC. Students graduating from the program will be eligible to apply for Active Candidate Status and take the ABGC certification examination.

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