- Stanford's graduate admissions website: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/gradadmissions/
- Online application and fee: Submit your application via Stanford's application web site at http://gradadmissions.stanford.edu. Apply to "Human Genetics MS" Program
- Online application fee. The application fee is $125.00 for all applicants. Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible for a waiver of the $125 application fee if they can obtain a GRE fee waiver for the current academic year.
- GRE scores, and any additional TOEFL and/or TSE scores as required. Please submit your GRE general (required) and subject (optional) examination scores, and if applicable TOEFL and TSE scores to Stanford University using the score recipient number 4704. Individual department code numbers are not used. GRE scores must be from the last 5 years.
Minimum TOEFL scores are 600 (paper based) or 100 (internet based). Scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Exceptions are granted for applicants who have earned a U.S. bachelor's or master's degree by a regional accrediting association in the United States, or the equivalent of either degree from a non-U.S. college or university of recognized standing where all instruction is provided in English. Being a U.S. citizen does not automatically exempt an applicant from taking the TOEFL.
- Recommendations (3) – Your references must be submitted online. You can enter your recommender’s contact information into the online application even before you “submit” your application. See the FAQ document for suggestions about your recommendation selections.
- Official transcripts - Two official transcripts should be sent from every post-secondary institution you have attended for at least one year as a full-time student. Transcripts from any other schools are optional unless they document fulfillment of course pre-requisites, in which case they are required to be sent. Transcripts must bear the official seal of the institution and the signature of the Registrar. All records should clearly indicate the name under which you are applying to Stanford. Request that your hard copy transcripts be sent directly to the following address (DO NOT mail application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions):
MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
300 Pasteur Drive, H315
Stanford, CA 94305-5208
- CV (Resume) - As part of your online application submission and in order for us to most equitably compare our applicants, please attach as part of your online application a resume or CV that specifically includes the following. Please note, not all are required, but all are considered in the selection of interview candidates.
- Information about any genetic counseling observations or internships you have performed – including the length of time
- Any bench or clinical research experience
- Any publications or abstracts on which you are named as an author, including full citations. (Please do NOT attach such documents)
- Any volunteer or paid counseling experiences (e.g. peer counselor, crisis counselor, sexual assault or domestic violence counseling)
- Any volunteer or paid experiences with patients in a medical setting (e.g. patient advocate, health educator, clinical research recruiter)
- Exposure to persons with disability
- A list of your specific courses which meet our pre-requisites (Genetics/molecular biology, biochemistry, statistics, psychology), the institutions at which they were taken and your grades in each relevant course. Include (separately) a plan for any missing courses that are required.
Personal Statement (Statement of Purpose) - The Statement of Purpose should succinctly describe your reasons for applying to the genetic counseling program, your preparation for this field, research interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background and interests which may aid the review committee in evaluating your aptititude and motivation for genetic counseling. The Statement of Purpose should not exceed two (2) pages.
Information on file upload requirements can be found at: Graduate Admissions - File upload requirements
Finally, Stanford will communicate with you primarily via email; it is therefore essential that you have a reliable email account that you check on a regular basis. Application materials, once submitted as part of your application, become the property of Stanford University. Materials will not be returned, and copies will not be provided for applicants nor released to other institutions. Please keep a copy for your records.