The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is dedicated to the education of innovative genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Our program emphasizes interprofessional collaboration, systematic problem solving, the safe, efficient and ethical use of technology and biotechnology, and personalized patient care.

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Personalized Perspective

The first of its kind program housed within a School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MSGC students have a personalized curriculum approach.

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Industry Connections

MSGC students enjoy a plethora of unique, incredibly diverse and culturally dynamic clinical and industry fieldwork opportunities.

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Hands-On Learning

The world-class curriculum taught by genetic counselors uses the “flipped” methodology and practical, hands-on activities.

The MSGC program will prepare graduates who are leaders among healthcare professionals dedicated to the delivery of advanced personally-optimized patient care and the translation of applied and clinical science breakthroughs to enhance the quality of life. We will advance genetic counseling for the benefit of society through the development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-engaged, articulate, and caring genetic counselors.

The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program at Keck Graduate Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), located at 4400 College Blvd., Ste. 220, Overland Park, KS 66211, ACGC can be reached by phone at 913.222.8668. KGI has received approval from the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC) to offer the Master of Science Degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling.

Program Leadership

Melissa Randall Chan

Assistant Director, MSGC
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Emily Quinn, MS, CGC

Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor
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Nicholas Gorman, EdD, MPH

Associate Director of Research, Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) and Adjunct Assistant Professor
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"The KGI staff prides itself on thinking outside the box. I needed a program that could do that because 'inside the box' thinking was not going to work for someone who doesn't have the same learning style or access to information as the majority of students. "
Alicia Wolfson
KGI student
MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, '21

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