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.
Applicants should submit a 2-3 page personal statement that covers their interest in genetic counseling, career objectives, preparation for graduate study, relevant experiences, an explanation of any problems or inconsistencies in academic records, and an explanation of their desire to enroll in the genetic counseling program.
The applicant’s resume must detail relevant experiences, including those in education; employment; laboratory and research; observation and shadowing; and counseling, mentoring and advocacy.
To apply for the IU Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, please visit the new Indiana University Central Application System (CAS). After creating an account, search for the MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics Program. After providing demographic and undergraduate information, applicants will be asked to specify their plan of choice within the MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics program; choices are the Genetic Counseling Program and the non-counseling MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics. All applicants will be asked to provide transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if applicable) and at least three references as well as a resume and personal statement. Applicants to the Genetic Counseling Program must also provide their NMS GC Admissions Match number. Any materials to be mailed should be sent separately to the Medical Genetics Education Program Manager, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, IU School of Medicine, 975 W. Walnut Street, IB 130, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Questions regarding the application and admissions process may be directed to IUGCGP@iu.edu.