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Financial Information for the Genetic Counseling Program

Genetic Counseling students pay full-time tuition rates for the fall and spring semester of their first year. During the summer, students' primary responsibility is their genetic counseling internship. Students are not typically enrolled in classes during the summer months and therefore, are not expected to pay tuition. In the fall and spring semester of their second year, students pay part-time tuition rates based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled (usually 4-5 credits). 

Students pursuing a dual degree program will have increased tuition costs due to the additional credit hours. 

For an estimate of tuition costs for the genetic counseling program, please see the Genetic Counseling Program Tuition Estimate.  For additional information, please see the school-level tuition and financial aid overview to review all options on financing your degree.

Work Positions and Scholarships

Genetic counseling students and dual degree students are eligible for part time student positions. In the past, our students have been successful in obtaining positions that involve working 20 hours a week for a faculty member at an hourly wage. Most students find positions that provide them with research experience that can be used for their Master's thesis. With these part time positions, pay is variable and depends on the faculty member's particular position. Tuition remission is not available.

Genetic counseling students may be eligible for select scholarships offered through the Graduate School of Public Health and/or the University of Pittsburgh.  When eligible, genetic counseling students have been successful in obtaining these scholarships in the past.  Scholarship funding varies by year. Please contact us if you have questions about scholarship availability for students participating in the current application cycle.

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