Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
The need for genetic counselors is growing as genetic knowledge becomes integrated into all aspects of healthcare. We are glad you are interested in the exciting profession of genetic counseling by exploring a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Indiana State University. Most students in our program have an undergraduate degree in one of a variety of disciplines including biology, genetics, psychology, public health, and nursing. Our two year program is accredited by the Accreditation Counsel of Genetic Counseling (ACGC) and offers training in all aspects of medical genetics and basic psychological counseling. We provide classroom, laboratory, and a variety of hands-on clinical experiences. Our clinical rotations include pediatric, prenatal, adult, and specialty genetics clinics which allows you to customize your experience to ensure that you are prepared for the career you desire. We accept approximately eight students per year which is small enough to allow you to get the personalized attention you may need.
Mission Statement: The mission of our MS in Genetic Counseling Program is to consistently prepare students with exceptional technical knowledge and skills in genetics, genomics, and psychological counseling that will enable them to be successful in all aspects of genetic counseling. The program will foster an environment that helps students develop ambition for educating others and generates a passion for lifelong learning.
The online application and all application materials must be postmarked by January 1st to be considered for the Fall of the following year; there are no rolling or deferred admission is offered.