The overall goal of the UCLA M.S. in Genetic Counseling program is to train well-rounded genetic counselors in clinical genomic medicine who are equipped with the critical thinking skills to guide the evolving field of genetic counseling in this new era of precision health.
“Our vision is to increase diversity in the genetic counseling profession and engage underrepresented minority communities to address health disparities so that all communities and populations have access to genetic counseling and genomic medicine.”
- Christina Palmer, MS, PhD, LCGC, Program Director
UCLA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is located in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States. This means that UCLA faculty, students, and staff are privileged to know and work with people from different backgrounds and these interactions enhance the quality of our students’ experience and education.
Our genetic counseling master’s program is located in the well-respected Department of Human Genetics within the David Geffen School of Medicine, a top 20 medical school. In addition to the medical school, UCLA has the Fielding School of Public Health, School of Law, Anderson School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, Samueli School of Engineering, Herb Alpert School of Music, School of Theater, Film, and Television, and a College of Letters and Science all on the same campus. This means that our students are learning in an environment rich with creativity and opportunity.
The objectives of this master’s program are to train diverse cohorts of genetic counseling students to:
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UCLA Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program has achieved Candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Achieving Candidate status demonstrates progress towards accreditation. Having Candidate status does not guarantee accreditation.