Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
The Genetic Counseling Program is a 21-month, full-time course of study designed to train future genetic counselors through intensive coursework and a variety of clinical placements.
The Program is sponsored by Mount Sinai’s Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, a large multidisciplinary center providing clinical and laboratory services to a wide range of patients and families. The faculty is on the forefront of research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders and has proven a commitment to the field of genetic counseling and to the communities they serve. The integration of academic and clinical disciplines within one of the country’s preeminent medical centers provides an ideal environment for this Master’s Program, affording our students unparalleled opportunities for study, research, and practice in the challenging and exciting field of human genetics and genetic counseling.
Students must complete the core curriculum. Students are also required to rotate through a variety of clinical settings from prenatal to pediatric to adult genetics. These rotations provide opportunities for extensive supervised experience in history taking, interviewing, psychosocial assessment, and genetic risk assessment.
Candidates for the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling must complete an in-depth study of a selected genetic counseling issue or topic. Students are strongly encouraged to study topics appropriate for national presentation and/or publication. Following graduation, the Counselor is eligible for the American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification Examination. The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).