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 Second Class - the Class of 2022!

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 2022!

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Applications for the UAGCGP class of 2023 will open on Tuesday, September 1st and will close Friday, December 18, 2020.

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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.

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