2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Genetic Counseling M.S.


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(62 credits)

Genetic Counseling remains one of the important medical programs of the post-genomic era.  There is a demonstrated need for trained individuals to help patients comprehend complex information related to the genomics of their diseases and genetics-associated risks of disease development.  The M.S. in Genetic Counseling is a comprehensive degree program designed to prepare students for careers in Genetic Counseling.  This program will include an in-depth exploration of human genetics including: basic genetic principles, cytogenetics, diagnostics, genomics, and counseling patients regarding genetic risk and personal genomic information.

Graduation Requirements:


1. Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in the required credit hours following the curriculum guideline AND a “B” or above in each BIO689 (Clinical Rotation) Course.

2. Demonstrate appropriate professional skills and proficiencies as outlined by the ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) Practice Based Competencies 

3. Successful completion of culminating experiences (Capstone research (BIO 492) and comprehensive examination)

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