Message from the Director
Welcome to the website for the Master of Science program in Genetic Counseling at LIU Post.
Located on scenic Long Island, LIU is committed to training a new generation of genetic counselors, as there is a developing need for more genetic healthcare professionals in the medical industry. With a diverse interdisciplinary academic and clinical faculty, the two-year program is geared toward students who desire a rigorous and comprehensive training in the field of clinical genetics.
A strong emphasis is placed on training in the clinical aspects of genetic counseling as well as the basic science and psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling. The skills learned through classroom-based didactics pave the way for students to enter their clinical rotations for “real-world” training. Additionally, a number of supplementary activities ensure that students will be exposed to non-traditional careers in genetic counseling as well as traditional clinic based careers.
The Master of Science program in Genetic Counseling is dedicated to training a diverse group of students to become leaders in the field of clinical genetics. We believe in embracing a supportive and collaborative atmosphere between our students and faculty. We encourage you to learn more about this program, and look forward to reading your application.
Our courses and our passionate and knowledgeable instructors are recognized by our students as one of the major strengths of this program. We invite high school, college students and anyone interested in learning more about the career of genetic counseling to sit in on some classes and come meet our students. Our invited lecture series is also open to practicing genetic counselors and others who may benefit from the expertise of researchers and practitioners in our area.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our program. And, for more information about LIU-Post, take an in-person or virtual tour and watch this video to learn about our campus.
Jill Fischer, M.S., CGC
Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1300