Admission Information


Students applying to the program will be considered with a holistic approach based upon the following:

  • Response to questions

  • Academic performance

  • Volunteer experience (see Academic Requirements for types of experience)

  • Three reference letters (one must be an academic reference)

  • Interview

Once the review process has been completed, 25 applicants are invited for virtual interviews over two days in the month of March. On the first day, interviewees attend an orientation session where they learn more about the U of T M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling. On the second day, panel interviews will be conducted with individual applicants. Interviewees also attend educational activities and have an opportunity to meet with current students. Six students will be accepted to begin their studies in September. The selected candidates will be notified by e-mail by National Matching Services (NMS) as part of the Genetic Counselling Admissions Match. See Application Procedures for more information.