To be eligible for admission, applicants must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Register for the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match with National Matching Services (NMS) at
  • Submit official transcripts* from all institutions of higher education attended (minimum GPA for acceptance of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submit GRE scores (general required, specialty optional)  obtained within the last 5 years
  •  Demonstrate successful completion of course prerequisites: (All courses must be college-level, high school AP credits do not meet prerequisite requirements.)
    • 1 semester or quarter of genetics
    • 1 semester or quarter of psychology  (preferably counseling psychology or developmental psychology)
    • 1 semester or quarter of statistics
    • 1 semester or quarter of biochemistry

Note: Genetics must be completed no later than fall semester of the year of application.  One other prerequisite can be taken the spring following, but applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of enrollment and satisfactory progress to be considered for admission. Other questions regarding prerequisites should be directed to

*International StudentsInternational students are welcome to apply to the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program.  Applicants who attended undergraduate or prior graduate programs outside of the United States must submit an official Credentialing Evaluation report from each institution attended.  The TOEFL is also required -  specify Code No. R-5187, Emory University, Allied Health Programs.  Please visit  for more information about attending Emory as an international student.