Genetic Counselling

The Master of Science program in Genetic Counselling is a full-time degree program that prepares students with the academic and clinical skills to provide genetic counselling. Graduates may work as part of a health care team to gather relevant medical and family histories, to guide further investigations, and to communicate probable or established diagnoses, mode of inheritance, natural history, risk of recurrence, and associated options. This program has been accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

This program is offered by the Department of Molecular Genetics located in the Medical Sciences Building. The department has nearly 100 faculty members whose labs are located within the Medical Science Building, the Best Institute, the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, the FitzGerald Building, the Hospital for Sick Children, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Degree Offered

​Genetic Counselling - MSc

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​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

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Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-7-Jan-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MSc-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-B+
4. Tuition fee MSc-Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
MSc-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-n/a
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-n/a
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-6 Sessions
MSc-6 Sessions
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: