Standards for Maintaining Satisfactory Progress

MS in Genetic Counseling students maintain satisfactory progress by:

  • Matriculating on a full-time basis

  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • Completing at least 30 credits by the end of the 1st year.

  • Earning no more than two incomplete grades, unless they resulted from an approved leave of absence which occurred before a final grade could be assigned.

  • Meeting with the Program Leadership at least twice each year.

  • Actively participating in journal club, case conferences, and seminars.

  • Achieving basic genetic counseling and clinical skills in each of the required clinical rotations as determined by the clinical supervisor.

  • Achieving clinical research project goals in accordance with the MSGC thesis timeline, unless otherwise approved by Program Leadership

  • Completing the core curricula for the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

  • Completing at least 50 distinct supervised participatory genetic counseling cases as defined by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling

  • Completing all requirements for the Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling including presenting and depositing the clinical research project (thesis) within the parameters of the Program

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