Genetic counseling is a rapidly growing, in-demand field. In order to become a Certified Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC), one must obtain a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). There are now over 40 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada with master's degree programs in genetic counseling, and that list is growing every year.
Pennsylvania has three ACGC accredited Genetic Counseling graduate programs.
For more information about admission requirements and Genetic Counseling graduate programs, please visit NSGC's Genetic Counseling Training page. You can also find information on both the ABGC and ACGC websites.