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The Master's of Science in Genetic Counseling is a 65-credit program with three main areas of focus: coursework, research and clinical experience. The curriculum includes core coursework in science, counseling and ethics, as well as courses in bioinformatics and translational medicine. Courses in research design and execution prepare students to complete original research, culminating in their master's of science thesis.

Clinical and observational experiences expose students to a variety of practice areas including: preconception, prenatal care, pediatric and adult genetics, cancer, cardiology, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, public health, laboratories and industry. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will have acquired the ACGC Practice-Based Competencies. Graduates are prepared to sit for the national certification examination.

M.S. in Genetic Counseling

For more information contact:

Jill M. Fischer, M.S., C.G.C.
Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Phone: (908) 737-7209

Genetic counseling is more than just a prescribed role or box. Genetic counseling is a skill set, combining an understanding of complex science and medicine with the ability to communicate. If we think about our profession in this way, there are no boundaries to what we can accomplish as genetic counselors.

Jill Fischer, MS, CGC
Program Director


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The Kean University Master's program in Genetic Counseling is seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).  The program will enroll students once accreditation is achieved. 

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
7918 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 USA
(703) 506-7667

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