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 University MSc in Genetic Counselling Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc (ACGC), located at 7918 Jones Branch Drive. Ste 300, McLean, VA 22102, web address  ACGC can be reached by phone at 703.506.7667. 

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

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

Additional Information: 

  • FAQ's for prospective GC applicants are available on the CAGC website, click here. 
  • If you are considering a career in genetic counselling, clickPDF icon here (poster) and here (video) for information from the National Society of Genetic Counselors (USA).
  • For more information about applying to genetic counselling programs from the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors, click here.
  • To read the "Prospectives" in Genetic Counseling newsletter created by the Student/New Member Special Interest Group of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, click PDF icon here.pdf.