New Match Process: The Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program is participating in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS) beginning with admissions for Fall 2018.  The GC Admissions Match has been established to place applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The Match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences.  All applicants must first register for the Match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. At the conclusion of all program interviews, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS website.  The binding results of the Match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously in late April. Please visit the NMS website at ( to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works.

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 2018 entry is December 22nd, 2017.  Emory will not review the applications of individuals who have not registered for the Match.  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, 2018.  

Acceptance decisions are 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.

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.

We encourage you to check out this new resource: Prospectives in Genetic Counseling Newsletter