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.
- 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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesCounselling View 896 other Masters in Counselling in United States
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)
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.
International25500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National25500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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