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MSGC Events and Course Module Schedules

Teaching Support

Boise State has collected a go-to source for educators to find appropriate services to meet their needs on the Support for Instructors page. Teaching faculty are encouraged to participate in as many professional development opportunities as they are able. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides numerous workshops and events both in person and in a virtual format for instructors. These programs focus on best practices in teaching, colleague engagement, and individualized consultations. The Center for Teaching and Learning also provides a mid-semester assessment, conducted by the eCampus team for online courses, to assist individual faculty in improving their teaching performance. In addition, eCampus offers faculty development opportunities specifically geared towards faculty who teach online. These include courses, webinars, seminars, and communities of practice which can be applied toward achieving online teaching certificates with stipends provided.

Student Support

The Graduate College offers several programs and resources designed to promote community engagement and aid all graduate students at Boise State. The Student Success Center can support students with writing as well as the English Language Support Program. Students are able to use Academic Support Services for test taking and study preparation. Faculty are encouraged to contact the program director for additional support as well.

Program information

Boise State University’s MS in Genetic Counseling program is dedicated to developing and supporting a diverse student population. The coursework is designed for genetic counselors by genetic counselors and informed by other relevant professionals thereby allowing for adaptation and personalization for the discipline. Graduates will have extensive experience with online education and gain skills to use technology in the delivery of genetic services.

Courses have been designed using the Online Course Production Model. This process utilizes a multi-expert team to produce a high-quality online master course from which multiple highly qualified faculty can teach. Master course creation integrates diverse university resources to ensure the courses meet national standards and guidelines, including those related to copyright, accessibility, regular and substantive interaction with students (Higher Education Opportunity Act), and online course quality (based on Quality Matters™ Higher Education Standards, nationally recognized standards used to guide online course design). Program Curriculum


The health, safety, and privacy of clients, students, faculty, and staff associated with the educational activities are reasonably safeguarded by Boise State University. Program policies apply to all students, principal faculty, staff, and program leadership regardless of location, unless otherwise noted by institutional, state, or provincial requirements. For additional information on student/faculty grievance policy as well as filing allegations of harassment please see Boise State University Policies or the Student Handbook which is emailed to faculty at the start of the academic year. The program is housed in the School of Allied Health Sciences within the College of Health Sciences. Information and resources about the College can be found on the website.

The MSGC Program adheres to the university policy of Non-Discrimination which requires that the program complies with all federal, state, and local regulations. Boise State’s Equal Opportunity Statement: “Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion”. This is in alignment with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act requirements or the Canadian Federal Human Rights Act or any applicable provincial or territorial human rights acts.

The program supports timely access and/or referral of students to appropriate support services. The policy and process can be found in the Student Handbook.