Resources for Prospective Students

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Learn About the Pitt Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

  • Sign up here to receive email communication about the Pitt Genetic Counseling Program and to set up your personalized site.
  • Pitt Public Health Open House
  • Prospective students unable to attend the open house can set up a meeting with program leadership and/or current students in person or via phone.  From May through December, program leadership designates several days per month for meetings with prospective students. During the admissions cycle from January through April, program leadership will not be available to meet with prospective applicants or provide feedback on applications, but interested individuals can contact the department to speak with students or have questions answered via email. Prior to meeting with us, please be sure to read the information on our website and browse the student blog, linked below.  The following dates are currently available:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

To schedule a meeting with program leadership and/or current students, please send an email to


General Information on Genetic Counseling


Is Genetic Counseling the Profession for You?


Preparing for Admission:  Resources


Living in Pittsburgh and Student Life


Relevant Journals and Texts

Journal of Genetic Counseling

A Guide to Genetic Counseling. WR Uhlmann ,JL Schuette, and BM Yashar (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process. P McCarthy Veach, BS LeRoy, D Bartels. Springer, 2003.

Genetic Counseling Practice. BS Leroy, PM Veach, DM Bartels. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Psyche and Helix: Psychological Aspects of Genetic Counseling. S Kessler, RC Resta (ed).Wiley-Liss, 2000.

Psychosocial Genetic Counseling. J Weil. Oxford University Press, 2000.