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Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)/Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Genetics
The M.P.H./M.S. dual-degree program provides students with an innovative learning experience that includes academic training, research skill development, and clinical instruction focused on addressing issues that occur at the intersection of the fields of Health Behavior & Health Education and Genetic Counseling. Given that the genetic basis of common disease (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, cancer) has expanded the reach of genetics to include the entire population, there are great opportunities and complex challenges for genetic counseling, medical genetics and public health. Graduates of the M.P.H./M.S. dual-degree program will have a sophisticated understanding of these issues.
The University of Michigan program is available through the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health and the Genetic Counseling Program, Department of Human Genetics in the Medical School. It unites the following goals: