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The University of Texas Genetic Counseling Program at Houston

The University of Texas-Houston offers a challenging and unique program in genetic counseling, which is administered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in association with the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UT Medical School at Houston. The UT GCP was founded in 1989 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. The selection process involves submission of an application and an interview at the UT-Houston Medical School. Approximately 30-35 people are selected to interview from a pool of 90-100 applicants. Interviews are held in the spring and final notification of admission to the program is carried out in compliance with guidelines set forth by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) on a pre-determined universal acceptance date, typically in late April.

Genetic counseling is an exciting career choice. Genetic counselors work with families to help them understand and cope with the complex medical options and decisions which they now face. In order to determine if genetic counseling is an appropriate career move for you, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ website at or visit with a genetic counselor in your community. For more information on becoming a competitive applicant, please click here.