Our training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and with the first class of genetic counselors starting in 1976, it is one of the most experienced programs in the United States. Read our full welcome message and mission statement
Interested in becoming a genetic counselor?
UW-Madison hosts informational sessions for prospective applicants to learn more about the profession as well as the Master of Genetic Counselor program. Consider joining us at an upcoming event!
What is a genetic counselor?
Genetic counseling is an exciting profession that combines advanced education in human, molecular and medical genetics with skills and experience in counseling.
Before you apply, learn about prerequisites for admission to our program.
How to Apply
Learn everything you need to know about our application process.
Costs and financial aid
Tuition information and options for financing your education
Living in Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, is a city for all seasons (yes, even winter). From relaxing lakeside at Memorial Union Terrace to enjoying the natural splendor of the UW Arboretum, Madison is the perfect place to live, study and play.