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Midwest Region Genetic Counseling Training Program Information


Augustana University

A collaborative program based in Sioux Falls, SD with additional rotation sites in San Diego, CA, ASGCGP seeks to train well-rounded genetic counselors and give them a strong foundation in both genetic science and interpersonal communication skills.

For more information, go to:  https://augie.edu/geneticcounseling


Case Western Reserve University

Genetic counseling graduate program at CWRU, preparing our students to be empathetic and compassionate genetic counselors in a wide range of settings and roles.

For more information, go to: https://case.edu/medicine/genetics/graduate-programs/genetic-counseling-training-program


Indiana State University

Indiana State University offers a two-year graduate program in genetic counseling which requires on-campus courses, laboratories, and simulations during the first year followed by online courses during the second year because fieldwork rotations will require travel outside of Terre Haute, IN.

For more information, go to:  http://www.indstate.edu/cas/genetic-counseling


Indiana University

Located within the abundant resources of the IU School of Medicine, the Indiana University Genetic Counseling Master’s degree program utilizes a combination of first and second year clinical rotations in a variety of specialty areas along with collaborative clinical research and interactive coursework to train highly competent, resourceful, and well-rounded genetic counselors.

For more information, go to:  https://medicine.iu.edu/genetics/education/graduate-degrees/masters-counseling
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Medical College of Wisconsin

The Genetic Counseling Master of Science Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin will prepare the next generation of genetic counselors to be diverse leaders at the forefront in the delivery of precision health.

For more information, go to:  http://www.mcw.edu/msgc
For further resources, go to:  https://www.mcw.edu/education/academic-and-student-services


Northwestern University

The Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University fosters students to be adaptable, resilient, and life-long learners. These professionals will intentionally challenge current practice and professional norms, provide informed and intersectional service and advocacy for their patients and communities, produce cutting-edge research, and advance innovative education.

For more information, go to:  https://www.cgm.northwestern.edu/education/graduate-genetic-medicine/index.html


Ohio State University

The mission of The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is to train our graduates to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and scholarly genetic counselors.

For more information, go to:  https://medicine.osu.edu/education/masters/ms-genetic-counseling
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University of Cincinnati

The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program of the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center maximizes the academic, clinical, research, and professional development of genetic counseling students in order to prepare program graduates to provide high-quality client-centered culturally competent care, contribute to the advancement of knowledge and improved care through research, create new interdisciplinary niches, incorporate available genomic discoveries into practice, and serve as leaders in the genetic counseling field.

For more information, go to:  https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/student-grad/genetic-counseling
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University of Michigan

The vision of the University of Michigan is to train genetic counselors that are able to meet the current challenges and to help shape the future of genetic counseling and genomic medicine and provide an individualized, integrated, and supportive graduate training environment.

For more information, go to:  https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/human-genetics/academics/genetic-counseling-program
For further resources, go to: https://medicine.umich.edu/sites/default/files/downloads/2021%20Program%20Prospectus.pdf


University of Minnesota

Our mission is to provide outstanding education in genetics research and healthcare focused on creating knowledgeable, interpersonally skilled healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to:  https://cbs.umn.edu/genetic-counseling/home


University of Nebraska

Our program is the first genetic counseling program in Nebraska and whose mission is to prepare the next generation of genetic counselors through a state-of-the-art education program dedicated to the pursuit of exemplary patient care, advocacy for our profession and community, exceptional research, and lifelong learning.

For more information, go to:  https://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/education/gc/index.html
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University of Wisconsin

The Master of Genetic Counselor Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health educates students to become competent and compassionate genetic counselors who will be lifelong learners and leaders in the field.

For more information, go to:  https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/genetic-counseling-program/
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Washington University

The Program in Genetic Counseling at Washington University School of Medicine’s mission is to educate future generations of genetic counselors to serve the growing need for diverse, culturally competent, innovative genetic counselors serving patients, working in industry, and conducting research.

For more information, go to:  https://geneticcounseling.wustl.edu
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Wayne State University

The mission of the Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is to train a highly qualified, competent, and culturally diverse genetic counseling workforce to increase access to genetics services for the citizens of Detroit, the State of Michigan and beyond.

For more information, go to:  http://www.genetics.wayne.edu/education/ms-genetic-counseling
For further resources, go to: http://www.genetics.wayne.edu/education/ms-genetic-counseling-prospective-students