Applying to graduate school can be daunting. It can also feel impersonal. However, we pledge to personalize and simplify the process as much as possible. We use a holistic admission process that assesses each applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement - in other words, we look at each applicant as an individual. Learn more about admission:
The educational experience we offer is enhanced by an expansive curriculum, exposure to world-renowned faculty and clinical investigators, and our desire to promote genetic education and access. We encourage applicants to explore the many research, community, clinical, and extracurricular opportunities available on our campus as they consider a future in genetic counseling.
New York City is a big draw for our students, as is the vibrant neighborhood of Washington Heights, where the program is located. Community-based learning is a highlight on our campus, as our students engage with the culture, history, politics, resources, and needs of this diverse yet medically underserved area.
Columbia is an inclusive learning environment where all are welcome and belonging is prioritized. Find out more:
- Promoting racial justice and combating bias
- LGBTQ+ inclusion
- Pronouns in use
- Undocumented and DACA students
- Disability services
- First-Generation and Low-Income Partnership (FLIP)
- Religious life
- Students with children
- International students
- The Graduate Initiative
Applications for admission to the Class of 2025 are now closed. The application portal can be accessed here starting in September for applications to the Class of 2026.