2022-2023 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Genetic Counseling

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Genetic Counseling


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2021

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General optional

Letters of Recommendation

3 required, a fourth is optional

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a resume or CV, a personal statement (maximum two double spaced pages), and to integrate a description of how their experience aligns with the program's specific focus/goals into their statement of purpose. Visit the program website for details, and official transcripts of all university coursework.

Applicants are expected to hold a bachelor's degree, with at least one semester or quarter of college-level coursework in biology, biochemistry, genetics, psychology or sociology, and statistics or biostatistics. AP courses do not fulfill this requirement. Applicants must also have relevant experience in healthcare, teaching, counseling, and/or patient advocacy, and are expected to make potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education and genetic counseling settings.

All applicants must register with the Genetic Counseling (GC) Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS) .

The M.S. in Genetic Counseling is a terminal degree and does not lead to a doctoral degree.

Program Name

Genetic Counseling
(Human Genetics)

The M.S. in Genetic Counseling has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).

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