Genetic Counseling

School of Health and Human Sciences

Applications for Fall 2021 enrollment are open!


To Apply

  • Submit application online to the UNCG Graduate School
  • Any mailed components (transcripts) should be sent directly to:
    The Graduate School, 241 Mossman Building, 1202 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27412


  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale
  • Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses:
    • General genetics (upper level course)
    • Biochemistry (upper level course, requiring one semester of organic chemistry as a prerequisite)
    • Statistics
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed by time of enrollment
    • Two of the three required prerequisite courses must be completed or in progress by the application deadline
    • One of the required prerequisite courses may be completed during the Spring semester preceding admission for the following Fall
    • Genetics must be taken within five (5) years of projected enrollment
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal, analytical, and quantitative sections.  Competitive applicants have scores in at least the 50th percentile for each subcategory, and exams must be taken within 5 years of application to the program. Please use the following codes to have your GRE scores sent: Institution Code 5913, Department Code 0210

It is recommended that applicants have previous experience in a volunteer or paid position working in social service agencies or with crisis counseling organizations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to gain exposure to the field of genetic counseling via shadowing and/or internship experiences. Applicants who are evaluated as meeting the standards for admission will be considered for an invitation for the required in-person interview with the Admissions Committee at UNCG.