Skip to Main Content

MS in Genetic Counseling

Hybrid (Online & On Campus, Weekends)

Assess Risk, Educate About Options,
Provide Support

Apply Today, Classes Begin October 2017!

Applications and all supporting materials are due by March 15

Bay Path University's MS in Genetic Counseling prepares graduates for careers in the expanding field of genetic counseling. Become part of a program that offers an engaging, rewarding, and highly accessible, personalized learning experience.

Students in the genetic counseling program gain superior knowledge and skills for the evaluation, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients across their lifespan. Bay Path is dedicated to preparing our students for varied roles in the genetic counseling workforce; students who will advocate for their patients, maintain quality and ethical standards, effectively work in interdisciplinary teams, contribute to research, and strive for the advancement of, and leadership in, the genetic counseling profession.

  • Classes begin every October
  • 50 Credit, 21-month master of science degree program
  • Courses are offered in a  flexible and blended format: 
    - Hybrid courses (online and at the East Longmeadow, Mass. campus on the weekend)
    - Clinical sites for fieldwork
  • Students complete 4 clinical rotations (840 hours) of fieldwork at numerous clinical genetics centers in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and other locations approved by the program director
  • Achieve exceptional experiences at regional public health and genomic laboratories
  • Mentored independent research experience (Capstone project) leading to presentation and publication
  • Expand knowledge through clinical rotations, community engagement, & research in a variety of settings
  • Unique curriculum prepares students to utilize emerging research and tests to address current health care challenges and opportunities
  • Led by a dedicated team of faculty with innovative teaching strategies
  • Ideal for students with a science background and strong interpersonal skills
  • Applicants from a variety of ethnocultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All students are trained in best practices for working with culturally diverse patients
  • GRE score and prerequisites are needed as part of the admissions requirements
  • Financial Aid is available