Genetic Counseling

School of Health and Human Sciences

What does it cost to attend the UNCG MS Genetic Counseling Program?
You can find the most up to date information about the tuition and fees by following the links in the “Estimated Costs” section on the Graduate School website.

When you view the estimated costs, please note that students enrolled in the MS Genetic Counseling program pay a “Differential Tuition” rate.  This is currently $142 per credit hour for all GEN courses.

Additional costs vary by year. As we are able, the program will cover some or all of these costs. Examples of potential additional costs to include:

  • Transportation to clinical sites – a car is necessary as public transportation is not available to most clinical sites
  • Liability Insurance – estimated cost is $20 per semester ($80 total) 
  • Name tags for clinical sites ($15)
  • Drug screening and background checks (as required by some clinical rotation sites, $100-$150)


Is financial aid available?
The MS Genetic Counseling Program is able to provide out-of-state tuition waivers and Graduate Assistantships for some admitted students.  These are awarded on a competitive basis as part of the admissions process. Additionally, the Graduate School awards some scholarships and fellowships to admitted students.  You can find more information about these by clicking on the link.  

There is no separate application for these awards – you will be considered for both MS Genetic Counseling Program Awards and Graduate School awards as part of the admissions process.


What about residency?
You will be classified as either a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes by the Graduate School Admissions office.
Some out-of-state students choose to petition a reclassification of residence status after completing the first year of the program.  You can find information about residency requirements and reclassification by following the provided links.

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