Genetic Counseling

School of Health and Human Sciences

In addition to the general application materials, applicants to the MS Genetic Counseling Program must submit:

  1. Resume 
  2. Personal statement.

Please see below for details about these requirements

Beginning with cycle for Fall 2018 enrollment, the MS Genetic Counseling Program is participating in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services. Read more about the Match process.

Resume Instructions

Your resume should include the following information:


  • List all undergraduate/graduate studies including institution, dates attended, year of graduation, degree earned, major, and GPA
  • Required prerequisite coursework – indicate the name, course number and the grade you earned for all courses you completed to satisfy our prerequisite course requirements.  Include any courses in which you are currently enrolled.
  • Additional relevant coursework – provide a list of relevant undergraduate and graduate course work you completed; include the course number and name and the grade you earned.

Additional Experience

For each of the following, please provide a brief description of the experience including the dates, frequency and duration of your participation.

  • Genetic counseling shadowing experiences or internships
  • Crisis counseling experiences
  • Advocacy experiences
  • Laboratory or other research experience
  • Other relevant experiences

Relevant Employment

Please list any relevant employment experience including dates, duration and a brief description.

Awards, Honors

Please provide a list of any awards, honors or other recognition you have received.


Please include your NMS Match ID number. Applicants must be registered for Match in order for the application to be reviewed.

Personal Statement Instructions

Please submit a 2-3 page essay (limited to 1000-1500 words) to address the following:

  • Describe how your experiences (academic or otherwise) led to your interest in genetic counseling;
  • Comment on the personal characteristics that will contribute to your success as a genetic counselor;
  • From your perspective, how will UNC Greensboro contribute to your ability to meet your academic and personal goals?

Note:  You do not need to repeat the information contained in your resume in your personal statement.  You should focus on sharing your experience of your activities, as well as the insights and perspectives you gained.


Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application review. Official transcripts issued by the university are required and must be received prior to enrollment. 

If you are enrolled in classes during the application period, please upload a copy of your updated transcript with end-of-semester grades directly to Slate using the “Upload Materials” section in your application portal. Please also email a copy to  


All application materials including transcripts, three letters of reference, GRE scores, resume and personal statement must be received by the December 15 deadline.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications shortly after the application deadline. A subset of the most qualified applicants will be invited to campus for a personal interview with the Admissions Committee. Applicants will receive notice by late January to let them know if they have been selected for an interview. The interviews are scheduled during late February and early March and are required for admission to the program. The class will be selected from among those applicants who are interviewed.  Applicants will be notified of final admission decisions on the universal admissions date selected by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors.

  • Please direct questions about application/admission procedures to 
  • You may also call Marcia Griffin, our Administrative Support at 336-256-0175.