Genetics Masters degree online
- 1 semester or quarter of biochemistry
- 1 semester or quarter of psychology (preferrably counseling psych or developmental psych)
- 1 semester or quarter of genetics (includes molecular biology)
- 1 semester or quarter of statistics
You are not required to take organic chemistry or physics to apply to this program. AP courses do not satisfy any of the pre-requsites.
Competitive applicants will also have a strong sense of what the profession of genetic counseling is all about, and ideally will have job shadowedor completed a genetic counseling internship before applying. In recognition of the difficulty arranging such experiences, we minimally suggest that applicants who are unable to job shadow or complete genetic counseling internships view the Master Genetic Counselor Series. Other application strengths include having worked in a counseling setting where one receives training and supervision in providing counseling to peers or other individuals; example settings including a peer counseling setting, a crisis or suicide hotline, a domestic violence shelter or hotline, or a pregnancy counseling center such as Planned Parenthood. Experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or teaching are also helpful to applicants.