The Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program emphasizes the importance of scholarly contributions and the research process. Students complete coursework to improve familiarity with the research process, understand the roles of genetic counselors in the research process, and identify and describe the growing body of research about genetic counseling.

Additionally, each student undertakes a scholarly project consistent with their interests. Projects are identified early in Year 1 and students conduct their research throughout the duration of their time in the program. Each scholarly project is supported by multiple experienced researchers from across the Columbia campuses and students engage regularly with these mentors. Submission of research results appropriate for publication to a peer-reviewed journal and/or national academic meeting is strongly encouraged for each student. 

Learn more about our current student scholarly projects.