Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

The Master or Science in Genetic Counseling is the terminal practice degree for the Genetic Counseling profession. The University of Kansas School of Health Professions offers the only professional degree program leading to a master's degree in genetic counseling in the state of Kansas. The program aims to educate future genetic counselors and guide their development to become insightful, empathic, collaborative, life-long learners who improve the lives of their patients, colleagues and the greater community. Objectives of the program include providing an innovative and diverse curriculum with robust clinical experiences, instilling professionalism and integrity, creating advocates for individuals with genetic conditions and cultivating a passion for clinical research.

The 21 month, full-time program consists of a minimum of 56 credit hours of didactic coursework, ten clinical rotations and a graduate research project. Students must also complete eight supplemental fieldwork activities, 27 supplemental curricular activities and pass a comprehensive exam. Course delivery may include face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats.  

The MS in Genetic Counseling curriculum addresses the practice based competencies established for the profession by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).