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Genetic Counseling, MS


Mission and objectives

The mission of the proposed Arizona State University Genetic Counseling Program is: prepare genetic counselors to work in the field of genetics where they will apply their knowledge and unique skill set to help advance the understanding of genetics and genomics-related conditions in order to improve health outcomes within the communities where they work and live.

The objectives of the program are the following:

  • Instill a sense of personal, professional and societal responsibility to respect, honor and value each other, professional colleagues, clients and members of our communities
  • Ensure new graduates meet the Practice-Based Competencies for Genetic Counselors
  • Prepare new graduates to pass the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination
  • Equip new graduates to be able to secure a job in the healthcare field, a laboratory setting or other position relevant to their expertise in genetics and genetic counseling
  • Provide new graduates with the skills to be able to conduct research, read and write manuscripts related to the field of genetics/genomics and genetic counseling 

Accreditation status

“Candidate” status by ACGC  .

Certification and licensure