About Our Program

University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: The best of two worlds

Our students can take classes in biology, counseling techniques, and genetics, and walk to the hospital to meet with a couple who just learned their baby will be born with Down Syndrome. Our students have workspace and clinical rotations on the same floor of the hospital as the specialists they work with. This arrangement is only possible through UC's unique partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center--one of the top three pediatric medical centers in the nation.

A unique, competitive program

A comprehensive program that allows us to provide individual attention and support to develop our students' strengths and cultivate their interests.

Get to know our current students and faculty.  Hear perspectives from two different students by watching the video below and learn more about our program by visiting our Facebook page or by reading our blog.


Tell Me a Story: Genetic Counseling Students Prepare to Personalize Medicine

Established in 1982, ours is one of the oldest genetic counseling programs in the country.
We are accredited through 2021 by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. 

A two-year master's program

In just two years, you could have a master of science degree in medical genetics and begin practicing, earning money and the respect of those around you.

Employment after graduation

100% of our genetic counseling students find employment in positions of their choice after graduation, and employers of UC's graduates are confident in our graduates, consistently rating their skills as excellent.

Life at the University of Cincinnati

Genetic counseling is one of 200 graduate programs offered at UC. UC has five campuses, 17 colleges and divisions, and 250 student organizations and cultural and recreational activities. So, our students can work in their clinical rotation, attend the Human Genetics Journal club, watch the nationally ranked Bearcat basketball team or see a musical produced by one of the country's best music programs.

Our mission: The mission of the Genetic Counseling Program of the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is to maximize the academic, clinical, research and professional development of genetic counseling students. Our goal is to prepare program graduates to provide high quality client-centered, culturally competent care, contribute to the advancement of knowledge and improved care through research, create new interdisciplinary niches, incorporate available genomic discoveries into practice, and serve as leaders in the genetic counseling field.