To become a genetic counselor, you need a Masters degree from an accredited (recognized) two-year graduate school genetic counseling program. The basic requirements for acceptance into a graduate school training program are:
- Bachelor’s degree in biological or social sciences, or other relevant subject
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (required by most, but not all, graduate schools)
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal essay or statement of academic and career goals
- Volunteer and/or internship experience
Explore the following sections to guide you from high school to applying to a genetic counseling program!
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