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Genomics is the future of the healthcare industry.

The global genomics market is projected to reach $35.7 billion by 2024—up from $18.9 billion in 2019. There is no better time to pursue an education in this rapidly growing field than now. 

In partnership with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, the USciences Online MS in Genomics program will teach you the advanced genetics and genome-based research and leadership skills needed to leverage your knowledge and skills for improved disease research and patient care. You’ll benefit from access to the MyCode Community Health Initiative at Geisinger, which analyzes the DNA of patient-participants, to improve understanding and tailor treatment based on genetic influences on health. And you’ll learn from expert faculty in rigorous courses that address real-world challenges and strategies to improve diagnostics and create better decision-making tools for healthcare providers and their patients. 

total credits
36
Cost per credit
$750
next start date
Aug 31

Program Overview

Throughout the 12-course program, you’ll gain a critical understanding of genomics and genetics and their applications in healthcare and the health sciences for use in the pharmacy, medicine, nursing, social work, ethics, legal, and computer science fields. You’ll also examine the role genomics plays in the study of public health and population and human disease. The program is composed of eight-week courses covering topics spanning ethics to research to clinical applications, and is taught by faculty who are experts in the field.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of genetics, genomics, epigenetics, and pharmacogenomics in the era of precision medicine
  • Analyze the social, ethical, and legal issue associated with genetics and genomics
  • Evaluate human genomic variation and its relationship to health and disease
  • Apply theories of genetics and genomics in education, research, and practice

The MS in Genomics includes coursework that covers the essential competencies in genetic and genomic education in the health sciences for use across multiple disciplines. You can transfer up to 12 credits of prior coursework with a 2.3 GPA or better upon admission.

 

At a Glance
median annual salary
$81,880*
program length
2 Years
classes per term
1

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 27% growth in genetic counselor employment from 2018 to 2028—much faster than the average for other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, which is only expected to grow by 10%.

With a master’s in genomics, you could pursue a career as a:

  • Clinical or Medical Scientist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmacologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Geneticist

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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