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Admissions Requirements

In accordance with ACGC, the OSU-GCGP adheres to the admission requirements as defined by The Ohio State University. According to the Graduate School, applicants are required to have a four-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university and must submit a formal application to the Graduate School, including official copies of all transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of career goals and motivations for graduate work, and an application fee.

The OSU-GCP program also requires the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in the majors of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, any of the biological sciences or related areas or a combination of majors. Psychology and other majors will be considered provided they have completed all other requirements
  • Pre-requisites coursework:
    • One semester each of genetics, statistics, psychology, and biochemistry
    • AP credit from high school courses does not count toward this requirement
  • ​Shadowing or meeting with a genetic counselor (if feasible, exposure in a clinical setting is highly recommended) 
  • Counseling experience (e.g. paid or volunteer work on a crisis hot-line, or pregnancy/reproductive counseling service)
  • Registration with the NMS (https://natmatch.com/gcadmissions)

International Students: All international applicants must also provide a 550 on the written TOEFL, 79 Internet Based TOEFL, 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or 82 on the MELAB.

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