The core curriculum of the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling is provided by the faculty of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, including the Master of Public Health and Clinical Research programs, and the School of Medicine. Courses include:
- Human Embryology Molecules, Cells & Genomics
- Biostatistics/Epidemiology Ethical Issues in Clinical Research
- Topics In Genetic Counseling I,II, III – Introduction To The Ethical Responsibility Of Genetic Counselors
- Introduction To Interviewing And Counseling Methodology Medical Ethics)
- Medical Genetics
- Culture, Illness and Community Health Advanced Topics in Human Genetics
- Impact of Illness on Patients and Families Introduction to Human Genome Analysis
- Practical Analysis of your Personal Genome
The program begins mid August. All courses are not concurrent. Students are expected to be in residence throughout the summer except as designated by the Program Director.
- Must successfully complete all clinical training areas as set forth by the Program. Students must adhere to all Thesis deadlines as designated by the Program3. Graduation Requirements –
- Complete a minimum of 60 graduate credits
- Achieve a GPA of at least a 3.0 in the Core Curriculum.
- Attain the minimum clinical competencies defined and documented by each clinical training area
- Complete a minimum of 50 clinical cases as required by the ACGCComplete/Present an in-depth study of a selected genetic counseling issue or topic.
Students will meet with the Program Director/Assistant Director a minimum two times/year. Students will acquire a thesis advisor(s) based on the topic of interest. In addition, students may choose a genetic counselor from their training to serve as a mentor for professional growth.