Prospective Students

We offer a variety of opportunities to learn more about genetic counseling and the Columbia University Program. Events happening in 2024 are listed below, all times are Eastern. Contact us at with any questions.


Career Exploration

Want to explore the practice and profession of genetic counseling?

Check out our Pre-GC Series for a variety of webinars and practicums to learn more about GCs and what they do.

Enroll in our Genetic & Genomic Assistantship and gain exposure to the practice of genetic counseling and clinical genetic medicine. 


Want to learn more about the Columbia MS in Genetic Counseling program?



Student Research: Developing Skills to Affect Change: join our Student Research Director, Priyanka Ahimaz, to learn more about student research at the Columbia GC Program. Student research topics, courses, mentoring, grant writing, and dissemination/publication are included.

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 8pm
  • Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm


Social Justice: A Responsibility of Genetic Counselors: join us to learn more about how the Columbia GC Program is grounded in social justice and explore how this permeates so much of what we learn and do here.

  • Wednesday, September 18 at 8pm


Meet the Columbia GC Program Students: join representatives from the Class of 2025 and 2026 to hear from them about what drew them to Columbia, their experiences in the program so far, and life as a student in NYC.

  • ​Wednesday, November 20 at 8pm



We invite you to join us virtually to learn more about the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus and discover the unique strengths of our MS in Genetic Counseling program. Meet faculty and students, explore our curriculum, and learn more about applying. You are encouraged to attend one or more of the program webinars in advance of attending an open house. This year, we are offering open houses at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00-9:00pm


Want to apply to the Columbia MS in Genetic Counseling program?



A "How-To" Guide for Applying to Columbia University MS in Genetic Counseling Program: join our Associate Program Director, Michelle Florido, to learn more about the application process at Columbia. This webinar provides an overview of admission, including information about program prerequisites and other recommended pre-graduate experiences.​

  • Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm
  • Thursday, November 14 at 8pm



Join us for "office hours" as you work on your Columbia application. Our workshops are a time for you to ask questions and receive support for submitting an organized and complete admission application. Each workshop will address different aspects of our application: 

  • Letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV, Coursework & Counseling Form

Dates for application workshops will be posted in Fall 2024.