Top universities offering genetic counseling programs:

University of California, Irvine - UC Irvine was one of the pioneers in genetic counselor education. The Masters degree in Genetic Counseling program is based in the Division of Human Genetics and Metabolism, in the Department of Pediatrics at UC Irvine Medical Center. It is a two-year, full-time graduate program and is fully accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for certification by the ABGC, and also may apply for a license in those states that have implemented licensure.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - The Mount Sinai Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program is a 20-month, full-time course of study designed to train future genetic counselors through intensive coursework and a variety of clinical placements. Graduates are eligible to apply for the ABGC examination.

University of Michigan - The Genetic Counseling Program is one of the most well established programs in the country. It was founded in 1979, twenty-one years after the first genetics clinic and the first Department of Human Genetics in the United States were established at the University of Michigan.

University of Maryland School of Medicine - It offers a Masters in Genetic Counseling Training Program for those who are interested in becoming part of the expanding field of medical genetics Graduates are eligible for board certification by the ABGC and are well prepared to enter the job market.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Students admitted to the Medical Genetics MS program (Genetic Counseling) at UW-Madison gain counseling skills and a genetic knowledge base that prepares them for the profession. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certifying exam sponsored by the ABGC.

Arcadia University - Arcadia's Genetic Counseling program is the second largest program in the country. The two-year, full-time graduate program (Master of Science in Genetic Counseling) is designed to provide students with the proficiencies, knowledge base and attitudes required of a successful practitioner.

* Suggested Reading: Top Genetics Schools & Programs

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