Curriculum Overview

Forty nine credits are required to earn a master's degree in genetic counseling. These credits consist of 33 from core courses, 6 from the clinical internships, 7 from a research project and 3 elective credits. The elective must be a course pertaining to ethnic/cultural diversity. The requirements include a clinical research project of publishable quality, which follows Plan B of the Graduate's School requirements for a master's degree.

Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

Year 1 Year 2
  Fall Winter Spring/Summer Fall* Winter
Course Work Principles of Genetic Counseling
MGG 7640, 4 crs.
Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling
MGG 7740, 3 crs.
  Advanced Theory & Practice of Genetic Counseling
MGG 7741, 3 crs.
Optional Elective
Introductory Molecular Biology
MGG 7010, 4 crs.
Advanced Human Genetics
MGG 7600, 4 crs.
  Advanced Medical Genetics
MGG 7800, 3crs.
 
Human Development and Teratology
MGG 7830, 1 cr.
Genetic Counseling Seminar
MGG 7880, 1 cr.
    Genetic Counseling Seminar
MGG 7880, 1 cr.
Epidemiology 1
FPH 7240, 3 crs.
Practical Applications of Genetic Counseling,
MGG 7660, 3 cr.
    Senior Seminar in Genetic Counseling
MGG 7881, 2 cr.

 

 

Elective 3 cr.      
  Evaluating the Health Care Literature
MGG 7860, 1 cr.
     
  Y1 Medical Genetics
MD1 5400
Early April-Early May
   
Research Project Research Project Seminar,
MGG 7999, 1 cr.
    Research Project
MGG 7999, 1 cr.
Research Project
MGG 7999, 1 cr.

Biostatistics 1, FPH 7015, 4 cr.

 

       
Clinical Activities Observational Experiences
Observe in various clinical settings
Clinical Internship (Introductory)
Participation genetics clinics 14 wks.
MGG 8998, 1 cr.
Clinical Internship
Participation genetic clinics 2 rotations (14 wks.)
MGG 8998, 1 cr.
Clinical Internship
Participation genetics clinics/laboratories 2 rotations (14 wks.)
MGG 8998, 2 crs.
Clinical Internship
Participation genetics clinics/laboratories 2 rotations (14 wks.)
MGG 8998, 2 crs.
Other Activities Attend relevant seminars, conferences, case conferences, process group and journal clubs
* Second year students attend NSGC Annual Education Conference

 

Contact Information

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
2375 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137
Email: geneticcounseling@med.wayne.edu