Program Directory

ACGC released the revised Standards of Accreditation for Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling, effective October 1, 2019. For more information, please see the Standards of Accreditation page.

The following programs have received and are currently maintaining ACGC accreditation. All students entering a program that holds any accreditation status at the time of matriculation may apply to sit the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination.

Terminology

Accredited: a program that holds accreditation and has undergone at least one site visit and self-study.

Accredited, New Program: a program that holds accreditation and is within 4 years of having opened. These programs have not yet undergone a site visit and self-study.

Probationary Accreditation: a program that holds accreditation but has been identified by ACGC to have serious, pervasive problems that interfere with student training.

Genetic Counseling Programs – U.S.
State Program Accreditation Status
AL University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
AR University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
AZ University of Arizona
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
​Accredited, New Program
CA University of California, Irvine
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
CA University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited, New Program
CA California State University-Stanislaus (SF Bay Area)
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
CA ​Keck Graduate Institute
Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
​Accredited, New Program
CA Stanford University
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
CO University of Colorado Denver
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
FL ​University of South Florida
Genetic Counseling Training Program
​Accredited, New Program
GA Emory University School of Medicine
Master of Medical Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Accredited
ID ​Boise State University
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
​Accredited, New Program
​IL Northwestern University Medical School
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
IN ​Indiana State University
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
​Accredited, New Program
IN Indiana University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program​
Accredited
MD Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute
Genetic Counseling Training Program
Accredited
MD University of Maryland School of Medicine
Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
MA ​Bay Path University
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
​Accredited, New Program
MA Boston University School of Medicine
Masters in Genetic Counseling Training Program
Accredited
MA Brandeis University
Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
​​MA ​MGH Institute of Health Professions
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling​
​Accredited, New Program
MI University of Michigan
Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
MI Wayne State University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Accredited
MN University of Minnesota
Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
NE University of Nebraska Medical Center
Genetic Counseling Education Program
​Accredited, New Program
NJ Kean University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Accredited, New Program
NJ ​Rutgers University
Genetic Counseling Master’s Program​
​Accredited, New Program
NY ​Columbia University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
​Accredited, New Program
NY Long Island University (LIU) Post
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Accredited
NY Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
NY Sarah Lawrence College
Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics​
Accredited
NC University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Science Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
OH Case Western Reserve University
Genetic Counseling Training Program
Accredited
OH Ohio State University
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Accredited
OH University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
OK University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
​​PA ​Thomas Jefferson University
MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling​ ​
​Accredited, New Program
PA University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
PA University of Pittsburgh
Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
SC University of South Carolina
Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
SD Augustana University
​Augustana-Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Accredited, New Program​
TN Vanderbilt University
Master of Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited, New Program​
TX ​Baylor College of Medicine
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling​
​Accredited, New Program
TX University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
UT University of Utah
Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling
Accredited
VA ​Virginia Commonwealth University
Genetic Counseling Program
Accredited
WI University of Wisconsin-Madison
Genetic Counseling Master’s Program
Accredited

 

Genetic Counselling Programs – Canada
Province Program Accreditation Status
BC University of British Columbia
Master’s Program in Genetic Counselling
Accredited
MB University of Manitoba
MSc in Genetic Counselling
​Accredited, New Program
ON University of Toronto
Master of Science in Genetic Counselling
Accredited
QC McGill University
MSc in Genetic Counselling
Accredited

 

 

Developing Genetic Counseling Programs*​
State Institution Status Application Review Cycle​​​
CA University of California, San Francisco Candidate January 15, 2020
MO Washington University in St. Louis Candidate January 15, 2020
WA University of Washington Candidate January 15, 2020

*These programs are not yet accredited by ACGC, but have demonstrated sufficient development to be invited to submit a New Program Application by achieving Candidacy status. Once a New Program Application is submitted, the average timeline to an accreditation decision is 8-12 months.​