Curriculum

70.5 credits are required to earn a Master of Science degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling at KGI. These credits consist of 35.5 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 – 17.5 Credits

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Genetic Counseling I
3.0
Human embryology and Prenatal Diagnosis
3.0
Research Methodology I
1.5
Principles of Public Health
1.5
MSGC Case conference/Journal Club
0.0
Human Molecular Genetics
3.0
Genetic Disease Mechanisms
1.5
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork Observation
1.0
Clinical Biostatistics
3.0

 

Spring Year 1 – 19.0 Credits

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Research Methodology II
1.5
Genetic Counseling II
3.0
MSGC Case conference/Journal Club
0.0
Human Genomics
3.0
Clinical Cancer Genomics
3.0
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

 

Summer – 8.0 Credits

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork I
8.0

 

Fall Year 2 – 13.0 Credits

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Psychosocial Development I
1.0
Professional Development I
1.0
MSGC Case conference/Journal Club
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork II
4.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork III
4.0
MSGC Capstone Project I
3.0

 

Spring Year 2 – 13.0 Credits

Course Number
Course Name
Credit(s)
Instructor(s)
Psychosocial Development II
1.0
Professional Development II
1.0
MSGC Case conference/Journal Club
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork IV
4.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork V
4.0
MSGC Capstone Project II
3.0