Today the most exciting work in the life sciences, engineering, and management is happening in the biosciences industry. To translate new discoveries into applications that improve the human condition, industry demands a new kind of professional - scientifically proficient and managerially savvy.
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI) has responded to this challenge with a pioneering class of graduate degrees and programs to educate those individuals who want to shape the future of the life sciences.
Established to prepare the future generation of industry leaders, KGI breaks down and transforms traditional boundaries between the academic and corporate worlds. Our degree and research programs are singularly focused on the unique and specific demands of the biosciences industry, drawing widely on the guidance of a world-class advisory council that includes leaders in industry, science, and higher education.
Recognizing that the solution of practical, real-world challenges requires close teamwork, creative problem-solving skills, and cross-functional fluency, our curriculum is fundamentally interdisciplinary, incorporating an intensive technical component and a broad management and policy component, as well as innovative approaches to developing leadership skills. As a result, our students graduate with a practical understanding of the results-oriented, collaborative culture in which scientists, engineers, and managers operate.
KGI Academic Programs:
Master of Bioscience (MBS): Designed to educate those who want to lead the way in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare product and bioagricultural industries. The MBS utilizes an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates applied life sciences, bioengineering, bioethics and business management.
PhD programs: The PhD in Applied Life Sciences is available to graduates of the MBS program. Its mission is to endow a select group of students with expertise in research areas relevant to applied bioscience, with the ability to use interdisciplinary tools and approaches to solve problems, and with the motivation to translate knowledge to beneficial applications to advance new horizons in the applied biosciences.
Postdoctoral Professional Masters in Bioscience Management (PPM): For post-doctoral fellows with backgrounds in science and engineering who want to acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories.
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program (PPC): For those who already have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, and who want to improve their chances of gaining acceptance into medical school. We accept applications from those who may have applied to medical school and been denied, as well as those who are a few courses shy of being ready to apply to medical school.
Certificate in Bioscience Management: For PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from other institutions who have backgrounds in science but wish to acquire business and management skills in the applied life sciences. The goal of this certificate program is to offer supplemental education to scientists interested in pursuing careers in the applied life sciences industry, or who are interested in learning about the process for commercial development of new therapies.
Founded in 1997, Keck Graduate Institute is the only American graduate institution devoted solely to bioscience education and discovery. KGI is the seventh and newest member of the Claremont Colleges consortium.