Welcome to the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at Wayne State University!
Interested in becoming a genetic counselor?
Attend one of our open houses to learn more about the
Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program.
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Our program is strategically designed to provide a solid foundation in
scientific knowledge and counseling skills, both equally important for
success as a professional genetic counselor. We are located in the
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics in the Wayne State
University School of Medicine. The Center’s extraordinary faculty,
internationally recognized patient clinics, and state-of-the-art
research laboratories uniquely integrate molecular medicine, genetics
research, and patient care activities. The Center’s dedication to
bridging basic research and patient care provides an exceptional
environment for the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. The diverse
population found in the greater Detroit area provides a unique
opportunity to explore how ethnic and cultural differences influence
the effectiveness of clinical genetic services and the genetic
The resources provided by the Center for
Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the diversity of metropolitan
Detroit allow ample opportunity for the Genetic Counseling Graduate
Program to fulfill its mission:
“To train a highly qualified, competent, and culturally diverse genetic
counseling workforce to increase access to genetics services for the
citizens of Detroit, the State of Michigan and beyond.”
goal is to provide our students an educational environment which is
conducive to developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes (practice
based competencies) needed to function successfully as productive and
responsible genetic counselors in a variety of work settings. Students
are expected to complete the program in two years (five semesters) on a
full-time basis. Approximately six students are accepted into the
genetic counseling program each academic year. The high faculty to
student ratio provides the opportunity for individualized instruction
and mentoring. The program has achieved “Full Accreditation” by the
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.
We hope you find the information on our website helpful. Please contact us should you have any questions about our program.
Overall Graduation Rate
96.7% (59/61 students)
Genetic Counseling Certification Examination Statistics
98% pass rate on first attempt (50/51 students)
100% pass rate on first attempt for last three graduating classes (2011, 2012, 2013)
the last three graduating classes (2012, 2013, 2014), all graduates who
have sought employment are currently working as a genetic counselor or
a related position.
|Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
2375 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Fax: (313) 577-9137