Genetic Counseling

School of Health and Human Sciences

About the program

The UNCG Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program is a full-time 21-month program designed to prepare students with the knowledge and proficiency to practice as genetic counselors in a variety of settings including prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer genetics.


The MS Genetic Counseling Program at UNC Greensboro is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) , Inc., 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. Telephone: 703.506.7667.

The program was designed in accordance with guidelines provided by the ACGC. Graduates are eligible to apply to the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) for Active Candidate Status and to sit for the ABGC Certification Examination.

Our graduates find exciting employment opportunities, from the first graduating class of 2002 to date!


The Fall 2021 application is open!

The application deadline for Fall 2021 enrollment is December 1, 2020. infobutton2

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COVID19 Building Operations

Please note that due to COVID19 our in-office hours of operation are reduced for the Fall 2020 semester. Our building will be staff weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please call our main building line (336-256-0175) or email Marcia Griffin ( at any time with questions or to inquire about access and hours. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.