Genetic Counseling

Chad and Sarah with genetic counselor

About the Program

The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is an online hybrid program that prepares students to be genetic counselors capable of practicing in a variety of settings.

About the Profession

Genetic counselors are master’s-trained health care providers with specialized training in both medical genetics and psychosocial counseling.

Our Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The MUSC Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program is committed to providing an environment where all students feel welcomed, valued, and included regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and other identifying qualities. Our policies, diversity initiatives, and resources align with those of the College of Health professions and MUSC.

College of Health Professions Diversity & Inclusion
MUSC Department of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The unique hybrid format of the MSGC, with coursework delivered remotely and asynchronously, was developed to expand access to genetic counseling training for populations who may be underrepresented due to their ability to relocate or other personal and professional factors. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and believe that diverse cohorts add value to the educational and professional experience for all.