The length of the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program will be 21 months with the 2018 incoming class. Students attend 5 contiguous 16 week semesters of training. Students graduate with a Master of Medical Science degree (MMSc) in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from the Emory University School of Medicine following completion of a minimum of 75 credit hours and a Capstone Project.
The curriculum blends cutting-edge didactic training in human/medical genetics and psychosocial counseling, along with extensive clinical training opportunities. A novel aspect of the program is the focus internship, which provides an in-depth practice and research experience designed to embrace the ways in which the profession of genetic counseling is evolving.