Genetic Counseling (M.S.)
Kean University's Genetic Counseling Graduate Program was granted FULL ACCREDITATION by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) in 2023. Learn more.
Genetic counselors work at the intersection of science and clinical practice, advancing new treatments and providing compassionate patient care. They acquire and utilize a diverse skill set, connecting various disciplines. The profession also provides opportunities to participate in research, advance medical science and pioneer new diagnostic procedures.
Individuals and families are referred for genetic counseling to evaluate their personal and family medical history. Graduates work in a range of specialties including: prenatal, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, cardiology and neurology. Genetic counseling professionals are in demand both in industry and in clinical settings, working in hospitals, doctor's offices, laboratories, research, insurance and many other areas of health care.
I think of genetic counseling as a skill set, combining medical knowledge, an understanding of complex science and the ability to communicate such. If we think about our profession as this skill set, there are no boundaries limiting what we as genetic counselors can do.
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