KGI’s Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program is dedicated to benefiting society through the education, training, and development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-competent, articulate, and caring genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Our program will prepare graduates to be 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.

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, gceducation.org. ACGC can be reached by phone at 913.222.8668. KGI has received approval from the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) to offer the Master of Science Degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling.

Program Leadership

Ashley Mills, MS, LCGC
Director, Master of Science Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Ashley_Mills@kgi.edu

Emily Quinn, MS, LCGC
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for 
the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program
Emily_Quinn@kgi.edu

Melissa Randall, MS, LCGC
Clinical Practicum/Fieldwork Coordinator
Melissa_Randall@kgi.edu

Linda Cowan, MD
Medical Director
Linda_Cowan@kgi.edu

29%

Growth Forecast for Genetic Counseling Positions From 2014-24

$81K

Average Salary for Genetic Counseling Positions in U.S.

"The student experience at KGI involves a strong foundation in principal genetic counseling skills coupled with progressive and rigorous didactic learning, fieldwork experience, and research development."
Ashley Mills
Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
Program Director