Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
21 months

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Contact Information


Name: Rachael Brandt, PhD, MS, LCGC
Position: Co-Director


Name: Zohra Ali-KhanCatts, MS, LCGC
Position: Co-Director

Program Coordinator

Name: Alexandra Whitman
Position: Program Coordinator

Contact Information

Contact Admissions

Contact Number(s):

Jefferson College of Life Sciences Virtual Open House

Wednesday OCTOBER 27th - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Register Here

The Jefferson MS program in Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling is a participant in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS).  The GC Admissions Match has been established to enhance the process of placing applicants into positions in masters-level genetic counseling programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The Match uses a process that takes into account both applicants’ and programs’ preferences. 

Application Process & Deadlines

JANUARY 15 - Fall Deadline

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript
  • Recommendation Letters
Prepare for:
  • Interview

Application Instructions and Deadlines

All applicants must first register for the Match with NMS before applying to participating genetic counseling graduate programs. At the conclusion of all program interviews, both applicants and programs will submit ranked lists of preferred placements to NMS according to deadlines posted on the NMS website.  The binding results of the Match will be released to both applicants and programs simultaneously in late April.

Please visit the NMS website to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works. 

Upon registering, an NMS match code number will be generated; this number will be required to complete the program application. 

Program Overview

The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling MS program will provide students integrative education and training to become compassionate and knowledgeable genetic counselors. 


Learn about the variety of classes and schedule options for obtaining your Master's degree.