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, 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

Emily Quinn, MS, LCGC
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for 
the Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling Program

Melissa Randall, MS, LCGC
Clinical Practicum/Fieldwork Coordinator

Linda Cowan, MD
Medical Director


Growth Forecast for Genetic Counseling Positions From 2014-24


Average Salary for Genetic Counseling Positions in U.S.

"We prepare our students to be at the forefront of industry, technology, and patient care. With experiential education and unique collaboration with other KGI degree programs, our graduates enter impactful careers."
Kathy Webster
Founding Dean and Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences