A genetic counselor is a health professional with a specialized graduate degree and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counselors work in an evolving field by providing a critical service to families and individuals undergoing genetic testing to identify their risks for certain disorders. Only one other school in Indiana offers a Master’s in Genetic Counseling and only 32 other programs exist in the country.
ISU’s Genetic Counseling Master’s Program is accepting applications (due January 1st) for the inaugural class of 8 students start in August of 2016. Courses will be a combination of traditional, laboratory, and distance models. Student will also have multiple clinical rotations (including some across the country) to gain firsthand experience as a genetic counselor.
For more information visit: www.indstate.edu/genetic-counseling