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.
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.
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