Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

21 months

Program Type

  • On Campus

Welcome to the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program within the Jefferson College of Life Sciences!

The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program at Thomas Jefferson University is a 21-month Master’s level experience grounded in basic science and diversified through psychosocial education and varied clinical and research opportunities. Our mission is to provide an integrated approach in the education and training of genetic counselors, where we learn, practice and apply knowledge focused on human genetics, counseling and inherently related ethical, psychosocial, and legal issues – from the classroom to the clinic and beyond. Our program’s primary objective is to graduate students who have obtained skills consistent with our profession’s practice based competencies and can capably serve communities with quality, compassionate care and cultural humility, abiding by the NSGC Code of Ethics. The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and enrolls 8 students per year.

We encourage you to peruse our website and to review our Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Handbook to learn more about our program, degree requirements, and the rewarding profession of genetic counseling. To learn more about the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program, please email us at Rachael.Brandt@jefferson.edu or Zohra.Ali-khancatts@jefferson.edu

Sincerely,

Rachael Brandt, PhD, MS, LCGC - Program Co-Director
Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS, LCGC - Program Co-Director

Program Overview

The Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling MS program will provide students integrative education and training to become compassionate and knowledgeable genetic counselors. 

Curriculum

Learn about the variety of classes and schedule options for obtaining your Master's degree.