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

Course Number
Course Name
Credit
Genetic Counseling I
3.0
Human Molecular Genetics
3.0
Human Embryology and Prenatal Diagnosis
3.0
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
Clinical Biostatistics
3.0
 
Total credits Fall Year 1
17.5

Spring Year 1

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
Case Conference
0.0
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
2.0
Advanced Pharmaceutical Discovery
1.5
Advanced Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
1.5
 
Total credits Spring Year 1
20.0

Summer

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork I
8.0
 
Total credits Summer Year 1
8.0

Fall Year 2

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
Case Conference / ABGC Board Review
0.0
Psychosocial Development I
1.0
Professional Development I
1.0
Capstone Project I
3.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork II
4.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork III
4.0
Independent Study
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
 
Total credits Fall Year 2
13.0

Spring Year 2

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
Case Conference / ABGC Board Review
0.0
Psychosocial Development II
1.0
Professional Development II
1.0
Capstone Project II
3.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork IV
4.0
Genetic Counseling Fieldwork V
4.0
Independent Study
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
Independent Study
0.0
 
Total credits Spring Year 2
13.0