There are a high number of qualified applicants every year for the Genetic Counselling (MSc) program. Successful candidates demonstrate a focused interest in and understanding of genetic counselling in their applications and generally exceed minimum application requirements. To be considered for admission to the Genetic Counselling (MSc) program, you must have:
- A four-year year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) that includes undergraduate courses in genetics (at least 3 credits) and psychology (at least 3 credits)
- Minimum 3.7 GPA or equivalent in the last 60 credit hours of university study.
- Practical counselling training and experience. This includes applying counselling skills and techniques to support individuals with personal, social or psychological problem and/or difficulties.
- Candidate may have paid or volunteer experiences with social service agencies such as planned parenthood, crisis programs or peer-to-peer counselling. In person/video/telephone experiences preferred, but text/chat accepted.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Due to COVID-19, the University of Manitoba Genetic Counselling (MSc) program will accept a "pass" or "complete" grade in required/recommended courses for the Spring 2020 term, with appropriate explanation noted on the official transcript. Grades of "pass" or "complete" will not be included in the GPA calculation.