Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Online Program

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About The Online Master of Genetic Counseling

*Program Pending Provisional, New Program Accreditation in August 2018. When approved, first cohort begins Fall 2019. Contact us for more information and upcoming dates.

Boise State University’s School of Allied Health Sciences – housed in the College of Health Sciences – offers an innovative online Master of Science in Genetic Counseling degree program committed to excellence through contemporary models of education with an emphasis on expanding access to the profession of genetic counseling.

The program builds upon the foundational components of a traditional face-to-face genetic counseling program using innovative, interactive online learning and unique fieldwork opportunities that will provide students with a comprehensive education to be skilled, empathetic healthcare professionals.

You are a fit for this degree if you are:

  • An avid learner
  • Authentic and genuine
  • Reflective and self-aware
  • Empathetic

Things we know about the profession:

  • Nine of ten genetic counselors (90%) report they are satisfied with their job.
  • Most genetic counselors have a Master’s degree in human genetics and/or genetic counseling.
  • The average salary for a full-time genetic counselor is $81,377 but can reach up to $250,000 depending on specialty area and experience.
  • Employment of genetic counselors is projected to grow 29 percent by 2024, much faster than the average.


  • 100% online coursework
  • 7-week course length
  • 56 semester credits
  • Completed in 2 years
  • Faculty mentorship by leaders in the field with an emphasis on resiliency and compassionate education
  • Coursework specific for the genetic counseling discipline and delivered as a comprehensive, cohesive personalized learning experience
  • Wide range of in person clinical training to engage with diverse communities
  • Professional development on interprofessional education and the business of healthcare giving students the skills to be leaders and entrepreneurs

“We are excited to offer this unique online Master’s program that strives to intentionally create an atmosphere of mutual respect, compassion, and support while emphasizing excellence in academic and professional rigor to generate a new kind of leader in the field of genetic counseling.”

-Jennifer Eichmeyer, MS, LCGC -Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences


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