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Genetic Counseling

Graduate Admission Requirements

Apply Today, Classes Begin October 2018!


Prospective students may apply for admission to the MS in Genetic Counseling throughout the year. The Admissions Committee will review all application materials submitted by all applicants. A select sub-group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an on-site or Skype interview with the Admissions Committee. Students are admitted by the Genetic Counseling Program in cooperation with the Graduate Admissions Office.

Please visit the MS in Genetic Counseling program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!

Successful completion of the following courses (undergraduate or graduate level) or the equivalent:

• Biology
• Molecular and/or Cellular Biology
• Chemistry
• Biochemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Genetics
• Psychology (general)
• Developmental Biology/Embryology
• Statistics

For consideration, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online)
  2. An original essay on "Why is achieving an MS in Genetic Counseling from Bay Path University important to my life and professional goals?” (no more than 3 typed pages)
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 is required)
  4. GRE scores (within the last 5 years) School Code: 3078 (We do require all applicants to present results of their GRE tests dated within the last five years, however, if you do still need to take the GRE exam, the most expedient process is to sign up to take it via your computer, rather than the paper exam. Please visit the GRE website for more information. 
  5. International Students – TOEFL (within the last year)
  6. A current resume
  7. Three recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  8. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. Interviewees can choose to interview on-campus OR via Skype. Skype interviewees should visit the campus virtually by clicking here.

Recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

The Bay Path University MS in Genetic Counseling program is participating in the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match through National Matching Services (NMS) beginning with admissions for Fall 2018.  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.  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 at ( to register for the match, review detailed information about the matching process, and to view a demonstration of how the matching algorithm works.