Prepare to Become a Certified Genetic Counselor
With advances in genomics and genetic testing, there is a growing demand for genetic counselors who can help translate genetic data into more effective patient care.
The new Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Washington is designed to prepare graduates to serve patients with a range of genetic conditions and meet the evolving needs of precision medicine.
The degree will be offered by the UW Department of Medicine’s Division of Medical Genetics. It is pending accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.
Enter an In-Demand Field
Genetic counselors are in high demand, as jobs are expected to increase by 27% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Prepare for Certification
Our rigorous, competency-based curriculum and intensive clinical training program will meet the requirements for taking the exam to become a certified genetic counselor.
Learn From Renowned Faculty
Study with nationally recognized leaders in genetic counseling theory and practice, genomics, laboratory genetics, clinical genetics, ethics and specialty practice.
Get a Variety of Clinical Experiences
Train in a variety of settings specializing in cancer, neurogenetics, biochemical genetics, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, prenatal genetics and laboratory genetics.
The new Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is set to launch in September 2021.
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