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.  Program leadership designates two days per month for meetings with prospective students.  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:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019

To schedule a meeting with program leadership and/or current students, please contact:

Noel C. Harrie
Student Services Coordinator
(412) 624-3066

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.