Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Licensing Disclosure

Boston University offers a number of programs that lead to a professional license or certification. Provided below is licensure information regarding Boston University School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program.

The Genetic Counseling profession is regulated nationally by the American Board of Genetic Counselors, Inc. (ABGC). In order to become certified as a Certified Genetic Counselor, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc. (ACGC). Boston University School of Medicine’s (BUSM) Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program is accredited by the ACGC and thereby meets the academic requirements for national certification as a Certified Genetic Counselor. Additionally, some states also regulate the Genetic Counseling profession at the state level. Many of the state licensure requirements for Genetic Counselors include applicants obtaining the ABGC certification in order to be licensed by the state. Other requirements may include, but are not limited to, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, and other requirements. It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly. The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) maintains the most up to date list of states requiring genetic counseling licensure on their website.

Provided below are the states where Boston University’s Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program meets the academic requirements for state licensure:

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana (coming soon)
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia
Washington