Fall 2021 admissions is closed.
For this application cycle, our program will not be requesting applicants to submit GRE scores.
The admissions process at Northwestern University begins in early October and ends with the national acceptance date, which varies by year (end of April to the beginning of May). The number of applications varies from year to year, but in general Northwestern receives approximately 250 applications per year from students of diverse backgrounds (20 students are accepted). The online application process opens in October, and the deadline is generally in early January.
Northwestern values many different experiences in our applicants, including past work and life experiences. We accept both applicants who have recently graduated and those who have worked for several years before making the decision to attend graduate school. Learn more about how to apply and what we are looking for below.
Please note that we do not allow deferred admission; an applicant must enroll during the year they are accepted or reapply in a subsequent year.
There are no part-time options; due to the structure of the program, courses and clinical work can only be completed as a full-time student.
We offer motivated students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics in conjunction with the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling. Northwestern University is one of the only universities in the country to offer such a unique dual-degree program.
It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, handicap or veteran status in matters of admission, employment, housing or service or in the educational programs or activities that it operates, in accordance with civil rights legislation and university commitment. Northwestern University reserves the right to change without notice any statement concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses.