Curriculum

The objective of our program is to train genetic counselors by providing comprehensive course work, counseling skills, and a variety of supervised clinical experiences. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to function as responsible, sensitive and productive genetic counselors in various work settings and be eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

The proposed curriculum for the graduate program in genetic counseling is designed to provide a foundation in integrated genetic medicine through a selection of core courses. The curriculum will proceed to emphasize sub-disciplines based on the expertise of the faculty associated with both the didactic curricula and thesis mentorship. Further, the curriculum will seek to educate individuals capable of conducting independent research with in-depth specialized knowledge in one or more of the above areas. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to provide a solid educational, technical and experiential foundation for graduate students entering their choice of academic, industrial, regulatory or other work forces. In addition to the above, the curriculum seeks to provide an environment that nurtures and stimulates the research interests and the intellectual advancement of both students and faculty by providing a forum for scientific and professional discourse.

Classes

The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program offers a traditional two year master’s degree. Please use the table below for credit hours per semester and other information.

Curriculum schedule (2019-2020) with credit hours

Fieldwork Placement Sites

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH 

  • General Pediatric Placement
  • Specialty Clinic Placement (e.g. Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Williams Syndrome Clinic, Myelomeningocele Clinic, Metabolic Clinic)
  • Hematology/Oncology/BMD Clinic Placement (e.g. Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Clinics, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinics, Survivorship Clinic)
  • Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical and Research Laboratory Placement

OSU Wexner Medical/Nationwide Children's Hospital 
Columbus, OH 

  • Adult Medical Genetics Placement
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Placement
  • Cancer Genetic Placement
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Placement
  • Neurogenetic Placement
  • Clinical Pathology Laboratory Placement

OhioHealth
Columbus, OH 

  • Cancer Genetic Placement
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Placement

Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, OH 

  • Cancer Genetic Placement
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Placement

Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dayton, OH 

  • General Pediatric Placement
  • Cancer Genetic Placement

Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, OH 

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Placement

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