In 1956 the first genetics clinic and the first Department of Human Genetics in the United States were established at the University of Michigan. The Master's Degree Program in Genetic Counseling was founded here in 1979. This makes it one of the most well established programs in the country and exemplifies our long history of innovation in clinical service and education in genetics and genomics.
The Genetic Counseling Program is located within the Department of Human Genetics, a basic science department of the U-M Medical School, and has strong affiliations with multiple clinical departments and schools on the Michigan campus. These include the Medical School, Michigan Medicine (the University of Michigan Health Care System) and our Schools of Public Health and Social Work, all of which are ranked in the top 10% of programs nationally.
The University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling.