Genetic Counseling


The University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (UUGPGC) is in the Department of Human Genetics and is a two-year master’s degree program with full accreditation from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). Students who graduate from this program will be eligible to apply for Active Candidate Status and take the ABGC certification examination.
 The University of Utah has a national and international reputation as a center of excellence in genetics. We understand that our knowledge of genetics is constantly growing. That is why our curriculum committee meets regularly to ensure that course content continues to reflect the ever-changing field of genetics. Our program is designed to guide students through the training process and help them develop into knowledgeable, effective, and supportive genetic counseling professionals. The program curriculum is also designed to prepare students for all settings of practice, including non-traditional roles.

Finally, the University of Utah is located on the western slope of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, giving students unique access to some of the finest recreational opportunities in the country.