Curriculum

71.5 credits are required to earn a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at KGI. These credits consist of 36.5 from didactic courses, 26 from clinical fieldwork, and nine from research/capstone project. Students are expected to finish the program in 21 months (five semesters) on a full-time basis.

Fall Year 1
 
 
Clinical Biostatistics
3.0
Genetic Counseling I
3.0
Human Molecular Genetics
3.0
Human Embryology and Prenatal Diagnosis
3.0
GENE 325 Research Methodology I
1.5
Genetic Disease Mechanisms
1.5
Principles of Public Health
1.5
Case Conference
0.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork Observation
1.0
 
Total credits Fall Year 1
17.5
Spring Year 1
 
 
Genetic Counseling II
3.0
Human Genomics
3.0
Clinical Cancer Genomics
3.0
Research Methodology II
1.5
Medical Genetics
3.0
Biochemical Genetics
1.5
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork Observation
1.0
Advanced Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
1.5
Advanced Pharmaceutical Discovery
1.5
Case Conference
0.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork Observation
2.0
 
Total credits Spring Year 1
21.0
Summer
 
 
GENE 495
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork I
8.0
 
Total credits Summer Year 1
8.0
Fall Year 2
 
 
Psychosocial Development I
1.0
Professional Development I
1.0
Capstone Project I
3.0
GENE 496, 497
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork II, III
8.0
Case Conference, ABGC Board Review
0.0
 
Total credits Fall Year 2
13.0
Spring Year 2
 
 
Psychosocial Development II
1.0
Professional Development II
1.0
Capstone Project II
3.0
GENE 498, 499
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork IV, V
8.0
Case Conference, ABGC Board Review
0.0
 
Total credits Spring Year 2
13.0