Genetic Counselling

Over the past decade, advances in genomic medicine and genetic technology have been dramatic. Genetic counsellors have an integral role to play in helping patients and other healthcare professionals understand the options, benefits and limitations of this rapidly changing landscape.

UBC’s two-year Master of Science in Genetic Counselling Program — the largest of the 5 programs in Canada — is dedicated to equipping the next generation of genetic counsellors with the skills, knowledge and mindset to flourish as part of an inter-disciplinary team and work across a broad range of health care settings and specialties.

Program Overview

Find out more about the program, including an overview of courses and clinical rotations.

Student & Alumni Profiles

Meet some of our current students and alumni.


Are you a new or returning applicant? Review the admission requirements and application process.


Explore a list of contacts for the program.