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Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters should be from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic accomplishments, counseling-related activities and/or potential to be a genetic counselor (e.g. academic advisors, professors, laboratory supervisors, genetic counselor supervisors of internship experiences, etc). Recommenders may complete the electronic recommendation that is sent to them following submission of an application; however, the program also welcomes letters sent to the Graduate Secretary.
In this one- to two-page single-spaced document, the applicant should describe his/ her reasons for selecting genetics counseling as a career as well as current goals and plans for professional career. Applicants are not required to adhere to the 500-word limit specified on the university application.
The applicant’s resume must detail relevant experiences, including those in education; employment; laboratory and research; observation and shadowing; and counseling, mentoring and advocacy.
On the IUPUI Graduate School application, the pull-down menu for the educational objectives field does not list genetic counseling as a choice. Applicants to this MS program must select Medical Genetics and include reasons for desiring a career in genetic counseling within the statement of purpose. In addition to completing the electronic application, supplemental information (GRE/TOEFL scores, transcript(s), and letters of recommendation if the referee prefers not to complete an online recommendation) should be mailed separately to the Graduate Secretary, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, IU School of Medicine, 550 N. University Blvd., Adult Outpatient Center 6129, Indianapolis, IN 46202.