Program Goals

The goals of the PSM Program are to

  1. provide learning opportunities for students to acquire and utilize specialized knowledge in health care genetic disciplines, gain intellectual and practical communication, analytic inquiry, and information fluency skills, develop a personal and professional ethic, and integrate knowledge by engaging in meaningful graduate-level scholarly activities;

  2. train students at an advanced level in the various aspects of health care genetics in order for them to continue graduate studies or to meet professional goals;

  3. provide the didactic, experiential and professional development components in order to advance knowledge and prepare leaders in health care genetics who translate discoveries in genetic sciences to products, policies, and practices that improve the health and quality of life of people everywhere; and

  4. promote the state’s economic development and social well-being by advancing new science and enhancing the quality of healthcare.