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New Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling Program


Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling Program

Genetic counseling is a rapidly expanding and diversifying profession that offers opportunities for practice in a wide variety of settings, such as hospitals/clinics, academia, laboratories, government agencies, public health, consulting and advocacy.  Clinical practice areas encompass many specialties including prenatal, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, metabolic disorders, infertility, cancer, etc.  As a profession that blends scientific information with clinical, ethical, psychological and legal implications, genetic counselors have a uniquely satisfying and rewarding career that is in high demand. Our program is a 19-month Master’s level experience grounded in basic science and diversified through psychosocial education and varied clinical and research opportunities.  

Our inaugural class commences in September 2017 and includes 6 students with diverse educational, clinical, professional and research-related experiences.  Applications for the next class will be available early September 2017.