Learn what minimum admission requirements must be met by applicants to the UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and by new students entering the program.

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Pre-Admission Requirements

All Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (GCGP) applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its equivalent from an accredited foreign institution. The degree can be in any field of study. For more details, please visit the UW Graduate School’s minimum requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of college or university coursework. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered for admission if their overall application has exceptional strengths (applicants with a lower GPA are strongly encouraged to provide additional information in the "Prerequisite and/or GPA Context" section of their application).
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Prerequisite Coursework. All prerequisites may be in progress or planned at the time of application, but must be completed prior to enrollment.

Post-admission requirements

All admitted applicants who accept an offer to the UW GCGP must do the following:


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