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MS in Genetic Counseling

Online courses with 2-3 on campus sessions per year

Assess Risk, Educate About Options,
Provide Support 


Accepting Applications for October 2019 Start

Applications and all supporting materials are due by february 1, 2019 
Note to All Applicants: before applying, Applicants must register at Genetic Counseling Admissions Match - Click here to register. Please see ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS for complete information.

Bay Path University's MS in Genetic Counseling prepares graduates for careers in the expanding field of genetic counseling. Become part of a program that offers an engaging, rewarding, and highly accessible, personalized learning experience. 

Students in the genetic counseling program gain superior knowledge and skills for the evaluation, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients across their lifespan. Bay Path is dedicated to preparing our students for varied roles in the genetic counseling workforce; students who will advocate for their patients, maintain quality and ethical standards, effectively work in interdisciplinary teams, contribute to research, and strive for the advancement of, and leadership in, the genetic counseling profession.


"The best job of 2018, Genetic Counselor, is in healthcare, and owes its exponential growth to technology. The NATIONAL SOCIETY OF GENETIC COUNSELORS estimates that since 2006, the field has grown by 85%. The U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS estimates growth by another 29% in the next eight years." For more information read the entire article.

About the Degree

  • Program is offered in a flexible blended format: 
    • Courses are offered primarily online, with 2-3 day sessions held twice per year at the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts campus to supplement online learning 
    • Clinical sites for fieldwork (4 clinical rotations, 840 hours) at numerous clinical genetics centers in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and other locations nationally
  • 50 credit, 21-month program with classes starting every October
  • Achieve exceptional learning experiences including:
    Mentored independent research 
    • Community engagement
    Professional development
    • Educational, laboratory, and industry settings
  • The curriculum prepares students to utilize emerging research and tests to address current health care challenges and opportunities
  • Led by a dedicated team of faculty with innovative teaching strategies
  • Ideal for students with a science background and strong interpersonal skills
  • Applicants from a variety of ethnocultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All students are trained in best practices for working with culturally diverse patients
  • Our mission is to assist students in becoming independent and successful learners by providing access to mentoring, tutoringlibrary resourcesacademic resources, and career services
  • Financial aid is available
  • GRE score and prerequisites are needed as part of the admissions requirements