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MSc in Genetic Counselling Program

The MSc in Genetic Counselling Program provides the academic foundation and clinical training required for the contemporary practice of genetic counselling. Genetic counsellors are health professionals who provide information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. Genetic counsellors investigate the problem present in the family, analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence and review available options with the family. Some counsellors also work in administrative and academic capacities, and many engage in research activities. The McGill program has Full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).


For detailed information regarding the MSc in Genetic Counselling Program, please consult the following links:

  1. Overview
  2. Administration
  3. Curriculum
  4. Application Requirements

For more information about applying to genetic counselling programs from the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors, click here.