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Genetic Counseling

Graduate Studies at the University of Colorado Denver

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver.

Please download our brochure​​ to learn more about the program and its requirements for admission. Please use the application link at the top of this page, not the one in the brochure.

We offer a 21 month (5 semester) program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) for the training of master's level genetic counselors.

The comprehensive curriculum combines in-depth didactic coursework in the scientific, clinical, psychosocial and professional practice aspects of genetic counseling with extensive, hands-on clinical experience in pediatric, prenatal, adult and specialty genetics clinics.

Clinical training is provided at:

  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital in the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine and University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • Regional Genetics Outreach Clinics in Colorado 
  • And other area genetic counseling centers

All students participate in clinical case conferences, genetics seminars, journal club, clinical research, and educational outreach activities.

Learning Outcomes for Genetic Counseling M.S. Program

Important Information for Applicants: The M.S. Genetic Counseling Program is participating in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS) beginning with admissions for Fall 2018. The GC Admissions Match has been established to enhance the process of placing applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The Match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences. All applicants must first register for the Match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. At the conclusion of all program interviews, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS website. The binding results of the Match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously in late April.

Please visit the NMS website at (​) to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works.

The Genetic Counseling Program at the University of Colorado Denver is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc., 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Ste. 300, McLean, VA 22102. Telephone: (703) 506 - 7667.​​

Genetic Counseling

Phone: 303-724-2370 • Fax: 720-777-7322
Street Address: Education 2 South, L28-4107, 13121 E. 17th Ave. Aurora, CO 80045

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