The Curriculum

A Professional Science Master’s Degree in Health Care Genetics requires a minimum of 33-credits

  1. 17 credits of conceptual coursework

  2. 8 credits of practical coursework

  3. 8 credits of professional development

Didactic, practical and professional cohort courses are selected in consultation with the students’ academic advisor.

This plan of study will be designed based on a student’s prior experience, career goals and those needed to gain mastery of the body of knowledge of the field. There is no specific required sequence of courses, unless a course has a specific pre-requisite course indicated in the course description. There are no required summer components with the exception of directed study/internship that may be scheduled during the summer months.

Three faculty members of the University of CT will be appointed to serve as the advisory committee for candidates for the Professional Science Masters in Health Care Genetics who will assist the student in the selection of courses best suited to meet career aspirations.

The final requirement for the Professional Science Master’s Degree is passing performance on an exit exam: an original, scholarly piece of work. It is the intent that this exit exam is will reinforce the discipline-specific competency and provide an evaluation tool for relevant problem-solving abilities and writing skills.