Northwestern University’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the Center for Genetic Medicine provides a strong foundation in core genetic counseling skills and identifies each student’s strengths in order to ignite the passion and lifelong commitment to learning that is critical to professional development. Graduates not only feel extremely capable in multiple clinical settings and specialties, but also recognize how valuable their training has been in preparing them for expanded genetic counseling careers.
The field of genetics has evolved rapidly over time, and graduate programs need to be aware of the changes that will continue to shape and influence the profession. Since the inception of the program in 1990, our program has continually evolved to meet these changing needs and keep an eye to the future of the profession.
About the Program
Life After Graduation
Summer Experiential Workshop
Please note: Summer 2020 Workshop has been canceled due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.
Each summer, we host a one-week workshop for individuals wanting to gain a broader view of genetic counseling in preparation for possible application/admission to graduate school.