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Genetic Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

In this two-year program, the student learning experience equally involves classroom learning, hands-on participation, and clinical rotations. While the first year is more heavily weighted toward classroom learning, students begin to have clinical patient interactions in their first semester. During the second year, the balance shifts away from classroom learning and toward a richer clinical experience.
All students enrolled in the program spend their first academic year in Sioux Falls, whereas second-year students train in either Sioux Falls or San Diego, California. Students in both locations are connected with each other through technology and frequent communication.

Accreditation

Augustana University's Master’s in Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), located at 4400 College Blvd., Ste. 220, Overland Park, KS 66211.

Programme Structure

  • Genetics in Medicine
  • Genetic Diagnosis&Laboratory Methods
  • Metabolic Genetics and Newborn Screening
  • Communication&Interviewing Skills for the Genetic Counselor
  • Genetic Counseling I
  • Seminar in Medical Genetics/Journal Club.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

  • GPAs. You will need to enter your cumulative GPA as well as your GPA in the Natural Sciences in the online application.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The strongest applicants will have completed (or will be in the process of completing at the time of application to the program) the following coursework. If a course is in progress, this may be reflected on the personal statement.Biology (one full year)Chemistry (one full year)Biochemistry (one semester or quarter)Genetics (one semester or quarter)General Psychology (one semester or quarter)Statistics (one semester or quarter)

Work Experience

Genetic counseling, at its core, is a profession built on interpersonal communication. At the time of application, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some volunteer or professional experience in an area where communication skills are utilized.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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