Developing Bioscience Leaders
Welcome to Keck Graduate Institute!
By every measure, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is in a league of its own. Our faculty is world class. Our students are poised to become international leaders in their fields. Our programs are literally without peer - we remain, nearly two decades after our founding, the only professional graduate school dedicated to education and research in the life sciences. Yet, what truly distinguishes KGI is a relentless focus on impact: a commitment to scientific innovation capable of strengthening communities and improving lives.
With their native talent and the training they receive here, KGI students and alumni work at the intersection of science and business to harness such transformative possibilities as engineering solutions to global health challenges, bringing breakthrough drugs to market, and innovating approaches to reaching the underserved. At KGI, we leverage strategic thinking to expand our capacity for visionary change.
Our unique programs blaze an extraordinary trail. Students in our signature Master of Bioscience (MBS) program develop the tools they will need to take discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace, integrating bioengineering with management, finance, and bioethics. Our innovative School of Pharmacy gives students a platform for active learning through hands-on, team-based classes and key access to industry stakeholders. KGI PhD candidates hone their expertise in research areas relevant to applied bioscience, empowering them to advance exciting new applications with broad social benefit.
Our Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate program (PPC) continues to solidify its exceptional track record for graduate placement: 81 percent of students completing the PPC gained admission to at least one medical school in the last year. Scientists and engineers in our Postdoctoral Professional Master's (PPM) program acquire the necessary business and management skills to pursue senior leadership positions within the life science industry or to launch entrepreneurial ventures geared toward commercializing new technologies. Through a new Master of Engineering Program (MEng) program that begin in Fall 2016, students deepen their understanding of molecular biology, biotechnology, and chemistry and how these subjects can be combined with creative, application-centered engineering.
Also in Fall 2016, we announced two important developments that signal the growth and success of KGI. The campus housing project was approved by the Claremont Architectural Commission and we expect the housing to open in Fall 2018. We also announced that an Amgen gift of $1.5 million will fund a Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program that will enroll its first students in the 2018-2019 academic year.
We invite you to visit KGI and explore how our innovative institution might be the perfect match for you.
Sheldon M. Schuster, PhD