What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counselors are medical professionals who work as part of the healthcare team to help patients and families interpret, understand, and make decision about their genetic health. 

Genetic Counseling

Message from the Director

The UAGCGP is part of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and works closely with the UA Health Sciences Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine in the administration of the program. The strengths of the program include: senior leadership and outstanding course content and clinical rotations. The new program opened its doors to our inaugural class in the fall semester of 2019. 

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About the Program

Our students will benefit from UA’s rich biomedical research and clinical training programs in both Tucson and Phoenix. With campuses and medical schools in both cities, students will have the opportunity to train with clinicians, researchers, and experts in the field of genetics and genomic medicine.

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Welcoming Our Third Class - the Class of 2023!

The UAGCGP opened our new program in the fall of 2019 with our first class of five genetic counseling graduate students. We now welcome our new class of 2023!

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The UAGCGP application period for the class commencing in the Fall of 2022 (class of 2024) will be open from Tuesday, September 7 to Friday, December 17, 2021. The application deadline is close of business on December 17, 2021.

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Financial Assistance

Resources are available at the University of Arizona for assistance with applying for financial aid. Please visit financialaid.arizona.edu or grad.arizona.edu/funding for more information on financial aid resources at UA.

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Information for on campus resources, professional resources and advocacy groups in Tucson and Phoenix can be found on our resources page. Resources for current UAGCGP students and clinical supervisors are also available.

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.  

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