You will be required to conduct a rigorous master's thesis research project. To accomplish this, you will work closely with a professor or mentor. You will collect references, conduct research, write the manuscript and present your findings to the human genetics clinicians and UC faculty. You'll be encouraged to delve deep into your topic and to publish your results.

Students have had their theses published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling, Genetics in Medicine, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Preventing Chronic Disease, Clinical Pediatrics, the Journal Allied Health, the Journal of Adolescent Health, and the Journal of Cancer Education, to name a few.

UC provides the perfect environment for faculty and students to create innovative scholarship and groundbreaking research, because it is in the top 2% of the nation's universities for funding and number one in Ohio for research on a per-student basis.

Recent Student Research Topics

  • Parental Responses to CYP2D6 Research Results and Hypothetical Incidental Findings

  • The Impact of the Supervision Role on Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Genetic Counseling

  • Investigation of Cardiomyopathy and Speech Delays in Individuals with 1p36 Deletion Syndrome

  • The Likelihood and Predictors of Obtaining a Genetic Diagnosis Using Epilepsy Next Generation Sequencing Panels

  • Whole Exome Sequencing in a Pediatric Hospital

  • Characterization and Genetic Counseling Practices for Patients with Retinoblastoma at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

  • Clinicians’ Attitudes and Practices of Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing Regarding Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

  • Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Biobanking

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Characterization of a Pediatric Population and Evaluation of an Education Tool

  • Prevalence of ADHD Related Behaviors in a Pediatric EDS-Hypermobile Type Population

  • Obesity in Adolescents with Down Syndrome