University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

College of Health Related Professions

Graduate program in Genetic Counseling


4301 West Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Genetic Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the degree-granting institution in the Mid-America Genetics Education Consortium (MAGEC) which includes: UAMS, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This unique educational consortium combines the academic and clinical resources of four major health science universities. The curriculum is designed to emphasize the principles of human genetics, the applicability of related sciences to human medical genetics, the principles and practice of medical genetics, the psychosocial, social, ethical, and legal aspects of delivering genetic services, and the teaching skills and research methods needed to promote the use of genetic services. The "classroom" portion of this curriculum uses a variety of distance education methods. Interactive video and Web-based lectures will be given both asynchronously and synchronously, depending on the material being presented. Students will be able to access the asynchronous portions of the curriculum via the Internet from the various campuses as well as from home and work areas. The clinical portion of the curriculum will take place in a face-to-face ("live") format, at the associated clinical rotation sites found throughout the four states.


This program has Provisional Accreditation, granted by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABG

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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