Become a Genetic Counselor
Customized in-person fieldwork provides clinical training to create advocates, translators, and experts in the field of genetics and genomics. Individualized capstone projects develop research skills to give students an ability to contribute back into their local communities. Professional development will focus on interprofessional education, learning to engage in a culturally, economically, and diverse community, and the business of healthcare, giving students the skills to be leaders and entrepreneurs.
The mission of Boise State University’s Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is to expand access to the profession of genetic counseling by integrating the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) standards into an innovative online learning experience that will provide students with a comprehensive education to be skilled, empathetic healthcare professionals. Following Quality Matters(™) Higher Education Standards for online course design, the program facilitates delivery of curriculum in an online educational platform that encompasses a regular and substantive interactive learning environment.
Program enrollment is full time for 21 months over 5 semesters; first year (Fall, Spring), second year (Summer, Fall, Spring).
“We are excited to offer this unique online Master’s program that strives to intentionally create an atmosphere of mutual respect, compassion, and support while emphasizing excellence in academic and professional rigor to generate a new kind of leader in the field of genetic counseling.”
–Jennifer Eichmeyer, MS, LCGC -Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences
Genetic Counseling Program Virtual Open House 12/10/2018
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College of Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences houses the Health Services and three academic schools: the School of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. With a central Student Services and Academic Advising office to support students and a central Office of Research to support faculty researchers, the college strives to make the most of its resources to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through initiatives like BroncoFit. The college believes that students can learn even more from each other through Interprofessional Education learning opportunities