Graduate Outcomes

Boston University’s Genetic Counseling program offers access to tremendous resources for clinical experience and laboratory genetic services located within an academic medical center in New England.

Graduate outcomes for the past three year include the following:

  • 97% of students have graduated on time (Class of 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • 97% of students who enter the program graduate (Class of 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Overall, the program has an overall 96% ABGC certification exam pass rate.  The most recent graduating classes have a 94% pass rate in total; in alignment with the national certification exam pass rate, the first time exam pass rate is 67%.
  • 100% of recent graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation with their job of choice (Class of 2021, 2022, 2023).

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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine’s 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. For more information please visit the State Authorization and Distance Education website.