Degree requirements for the Genetic Counseling program offered by the University of Cincinnati include coursework, clinical rotations and research. Genetic counseling students take approximately 15 credit hours per semester for four total semesters. They receive immediate hands-on experience in clinical rotations from the first semester to the last, interacting with patients in multidisciplinary settings including prenatal, pediatric and adult genetics. By graduation each student will have been the primary genetic counselors for at least 50 but often for 100 or more cases. Additionally, students complete a master's thesis research project culminating in a manuscript suitable for publication.
After completing the two-year master's program, graduates are prepared for any genetic counseling job they choose--and for the certification exams required to practice. Typically, 90-100% of our graduates pass the certification exam. All find employment after graduation in clinical, academic, research, laboratory or industry positions. Employers include hospitals, clinics, universities, and clinical laboratories.
- Clinical Practicum
- Emerging Topics in Clinical Genomics
- Summer Clinical Practicum
- Genetic Counseling and Prenatal
- Psychosocial Genetic Couseling
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences Genetics View 496 other Masters in Genetics in United States
- Baccalaureate degree or foreign equivalent
- 3 letters of recommendation submitted through the online system
- Unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review. Official transcripts required when offered admission.
International26644 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 24 months.
National26644 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State14902 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 24 months.
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