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MS in Genetic Counseling

Blended Courses (Online/On Campus, Weekends)

Assess Risk, Educate About Options,
Provide Support

Interviews for October 2018 Start: Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. Interviews will be held March 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2018 at The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center, located at 1 Denslow Road, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Interviewees can choose to interview on-campus OR via Skype. Skype interviewees should visit the campus virtually by clicking here


Accepting Applications for October 2019 Start

Applications and all supporting materials are due by february 1, 2019 

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. Meet our INAUGURAL class! CLICK HERE.

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.

Why Choose Bay Path University?

  • Classes begin every October
  • 50 credit, 21-month master of science degree program
  • Courses are offered in a  flexible and blended format: 
    • Hybrid courses (online and at the East Longmeadow, Mass. campus on the weekend)
    • Clinical sites for fieldwork (4 clinical rotations, 840 hours) at numerous clinical genetics centers in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and other locations nationally
  • Achieve exceptional learning experiences including:
    • Regional public health and genomic laboratories rotations
    • Mentored independent research experience (Capstone project) leading to presentation and publication
    • Community engagement
    Professional development
  • Unique 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
  • Students have access to online and on-ground support and academic resources 
  • Financial Aid is available
  • GRE score and prerequisites are needed as part of the admissions requirements

*Note to All Applicants: Applicants must register at Genetic Counseling Admissions Match - Click here to register. (Once you have registered for GC match you will receive a unique applicant code number. You must enter your applicant code number on to the application to the Bay Path University Genetic Counseling Program. The Bay University Program is identified by the 5 digit code number of 10310. Applicants must use this number when submitting their rank order list during the Match process.)