Our two-year Genetic Counselling program incorporates academic and clinical training to provide students with the most up-to-date skills that facilitate their employment in a variety of engaging work settings. 


The Department of Molecular Genetics offers a Master of Science Program in Genetic Counselling in collaboration with the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics in the Department of Paediatrics of the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto.

This Program has full accreditation status with the Accreditation Counsel for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).  Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for “Active Candidate” status and to sit both the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) certification examinations. (See also the National Society of Genetic Counselors).

Our internationally distinguished faculty is committed to:

  • Leading edge research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease
  • Comprehensive and compassionate genetic counselling
  • Excellence in education