MS in Genetic Counseling

The Future of Genomic Medicine and Health Care

Genetic counseling students pose for a photo.

Program in Genetic Counseling

Become a genetic counselor grounded in social justice, compassion, a sense of self, and the skills to be a leader in genetic and genomic health care. The Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program curriculum combines genetic and genomic sciences with humanism and ethical inquiry. Choose a one-size-fits-you experience with research endeavors, university-wide electives, fellowships, and the VP&S Club: the broadest student activities organization for the arts, athletics, and community outreach in American medical education.

Prospective Student?

Webinars, open houses, and practicums designed to help you explore the profession of genetic counseling and the pathway to practice. Learn more about these opportunities here.


The Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), located at 1660 International Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102. ACGC can be reached by phone at 703.506.3266 or through their website.

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Institutions providing distance education are required to provide certain general disclosures for educational programs, regardless of modality, that prepare students for professional licensure or certification. The required information relates to whether or not the educational program meets the requirements for professional licensure or certification in all other states. Where applicable, an institution must also indicate when such a determination cannot be made. Professional licensure and certification requirements may vary state to state. This information is also subject to change. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency for their home state to obtain the most up to date information.

The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prepares students for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination and thereby does meet the academic requirements for certification in all 50 states.