Admission to the Emory University School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Training Program involves two major components, completion of the application and an in-person interview.

To be considered for an interview, prospective students must meet all admissions requirements and complete all required application components.   The deadline for submitting an application for 2017 entry is December 22nd, 2016.  Prospective students will be informed when their application packet is complete, and notification of applicant selection for the interview process will occur by January 31st, 2017.  

Acceptance will be based on a variety of factors including academic preparedness (GPA and GRE scores), personal references, a written narrative statement, demonstration of previous exposure to the field of genetic counseling, experience with patient care and supportive counseling, and the interview process.

The Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program adheres to the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Acceptance Guidelines. The common acceptance window typically occurs towards the end of April.

Helpful information about genetic counseling and successful program application are contained in the document entitled “Who are Genetic Counselors?”  developed by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors. 

Prospective students are also encouraged to view brief vignettes of genetic counseling sessions by visiting the following link on the NSGC website: Master Counselor Series.