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.

  • 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:

Monday, May 4, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 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.