Genetic Counseling, M.S.
Applicants for the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program must have earned a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution. Prerequisite course work includes: one year of general biology, one year of general chemistry, one semester of biochemistry, one semester of genetics, and one semester of statistics. Supporting material must include: undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement reflecting the student’s interest and experience in the field. A personal interview with the admissions committee is required.
The application deadline is December 1. Extensive information for applicants is on the School of Medicine Web page.
Degree Requirements (53 Hours)
This is a two-year program that includes course work, clinical fieldwork, and a research-based thesis. The program is one of several health professional degrees offered by the School of Medicine. The curriculum includes 53 credit hours. Of these, 39 hours are devoted to classroom study, the majority of which are designed specifically for the genetic counseling program. Clinical rotations in regional genetic centers provide 8 credit hours, while 6 hours of credit are awarded for Master of Science thesis research.
|HGEN 701||Introduction to Genetic Counseling||3|
|HGEN 702||Psychosocial Aspects of Genetic Counseling||3|
|HGEN 703||Approaches to Ethical Challenges in Genetic Counseling||1|
|HGEN 704||The Genetic Counseling Process||3|
|HGEN 705||Clinical Skills Seminar||1|
|HGEN 710||Genetic Counseling Methods||3|
|HGEN 715||Contemporary Issues in Genetic Counseling (repeated 4 times for a total of 4 credits)||4|
|HGEN 720||Medical Genetics||4|
|HGEN 725||Human Developmental Biology I||4|
|HGEN 726||Human Developmental Biology II||4|
|HGEN 730||Advanced Medical Genetics I||3|
|HGEN 731||Advanced Medical Genetics II||3|
|HGEN 735||Cancer Genetics and Genetic Counseling||3|
|HGEN 750||Summer Clinical Rotation||2|
|HGEN 760||Clinical Rotation I||3|
|HGEN 761||Clinical Rotation II||3|
|HGEN 799||Thesis Preparation||6|
|Total Credit Hours||53|