Qualified applicants who demonstrate a well-developed interest in genetic counseling services are encouraged to apply. Applications and supporting documentation are required by December 15 prior to the fall of expected matriculation. Interviews of the most competitive candidates are usually scheduled during March and April. Applicants are notified on the Universal Notification Day selected by a consortium of training program directors, traditionally in late April or early May.

Sarah Lawrence College is committed to training individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who are underrepresented in this health care profession and welcomes their applications.

Required prerequisites for admission (to be completed before enrollment)

  • Biochemistry
  • General biology
  • Human embryology or vertebrate developmental biology
  • Genetics (Mendelian)
  • Molecular genetics or cell biology
  • Basic chemistry
  • Probability and statistics
  • Exposure to and/or shadowing of genetic counseling
  • Experience in a health care-related and/or advocacy organization

Recommended prerequisites
  • Physiology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Psychology of personality
  • Organic chemistry
  • Fluency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish
  • Philosophy
  • Bioethics

Next Steps

Ready to apply?
You may apply to the Human Genetics graduate program using our online application. All instructions are included with the application. In addition answers to many frequently asked questions can be found here

Need assistance or more information?
Contact Emanuel Lomax, Director of Graduate Admissions, at (914) 395-2371.

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