Requirements to Graduate

All students will need to meet the following degree requirements in order to successfully earn the MSGC degree:

  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all required courses

  • Complete the core curriculum

  • Attain the minimum clinical competencies defined and documented by each clinical training area

  • Complete a minimum of 50 participatory cases as required by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling

  • Complete, present, and deposit an in-depth thesis project of a selected genetic counseling issue or topic

Thesis Milestones

Year 1

March 15st

  • Send a brief summary of proposed research to designated Program Leadership

  • Designated program Leadership will provide feedback regarding feasibility and potential advisors

March 31st

  • Advisor(s) secured May 15th

  • Complete first draft of proposal

  • Include hypothesis, summary, background and proposed methodology

  • Proposals will be reviewed by the guiding committee

June 30th

  • Final Deadline to Submit project proposal to relevant regulatory bodies

Year 2


  • Presentation of Research to clinical faculty/staff/students April 15

  • Final date for deposit* of thesis for May graduation**

*Deposit instructions can found on the Graduate School Forms webpage.

** If a thesis project cannot be completed by April 15th students cannot receive their diploma in May. Students should discuss alternative deposit deadlines with Program leadership.

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