Curricular Requirements

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:

  • Structures for Genetic Counselors

  • Molecules, Cells & Genomics

  • Biostatistics

  • Clinical Research Ethics in Genetic Counseling

  • Topics in Genetic Counseling I, II, III

  • Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling Methodology

  • Medicine, Social Justice, and Public Health

  • Medical Genetics

  • Culture, Illness and Community Health

  • Impact of Illness on Patients and Families

  • Practical Analysis of a Personal Genome

  • Practical Skills in Genetic Counseling

The program begins in early August. All courses are not concurrent. Students are expected to be in residence throughout the summer except as designated by the Program Director.

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