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Prospective Students

Application Requirements

The application deadline for the MGC Program was January 17, 2017.

All Applicants MUST Submit the Following:

  • Completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your academic and potential genetic counseling abilities
  • Application payment – please note that applications will not be processed until payment is received.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE scores (Institution code: 5848/Department code: 0210).
    • GRE scores must be sent directly to the MGC Program from the Educational Testing Service
    • GRE scores may be no older than five years prior to application
  • Career statement - there are several essay prompts to incorporate into your essay. The career statement is an important part of your application. It should reflect planning for your future as well as writing and composition skills. It is recommended that you write your statement using a word processing software, prior to copying it into the online application.
    In your statement please include the following:
    1. Describe the experience or knowledge that led you to pursue the Master's in Genetic Counseling (MGC) Program.
    2. Describe the essential personal skills you will bring to the MGC Program that will enable you to become an independent and effective practitioner in today’s health care arena. Explain how your personal and professional goals relate to your vision of the future of genetic counseling.
    3. Tell us why you have elected to pursue the MGC Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Maryland In-State Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for Maryland In- State residency must complete the additional paperwork.

International Applicants

Please visit the International Applicants page on the University of Maryland Graduate School website for more information.

All application materials should be sent to:

MGC Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
685 W. Baltimore St.
MSTF 3-014
Baltimore, MD 21201