Genetic Counseling Master's Level Degree

The UNC Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism is affiliated with the MS Genetic Counseling Program at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and provides Clinical Internships for students enrolled in this program. Several faculty members also participate in the program as guest lecturers.

The UNCG Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling is a full-time two year (plus intervening summer) program to prepare students who will have the knowledge and proficiencies necessary to practice as genetic counselors in a variety of settings including prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer genetics. The Genetic Counseling Program was designed in accordance with guidelines provided by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and has been granted Recognized New Program Status by the ABGC. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to the ABGC for Active Candidate Status and to sit for the ABGC Certification Examination.

A total of 58 credit hours are required for graduation. These include course work, laboratory experience and clinical internships. Students are also required to complete a Capstone project as the culminating experience for the degree.

For more information about the MS Genetic Counseling Program including admission requirements and deadlines, please see our website or contact:

Nancy P Callanan, MS, CGC
Director, MS Genetic Counseling Program
UNC Greensboro
119 McIver Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 256-0175  (Phone)