Developing Bioscience Leaders
Welcome to Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences!
At KGI, we are focused on a single problem: how to translate science into tangible benefits for society. Addressing that problem fills us with great pride. KGI was established 15 years ago and remains the only professional graduate school dedicated to education and research in the life sciences. We prepare students in our degree and certificate programs for leadership roles in the life science industry. Science and business are combined in an applied curriculum focused on teamwork, and we frequently refresh our coursework to reflect current industry dynamics.
Our students are second to none, and enter KGI with a strong background in the sciences. The bioscience business curriculum we provide is a perfect complement to their science backgrounds and prepares them for promising employment and a future career in the industry.
KGI students have direct access to faculty, opportunities to work in teams on projects from industry and can network with our Trustees, Advisory Council members, and many of our contacts in the bioscience industry.
Research at KGI is supported by extensive laboratory facilities, research professorships, our Office of Sponsored Research, and KGI's relationships with external companies, foundations, and academic institutions. KGI faculty oversee four centers of excellence, focused on bioprocessing, biomarker research, rare disease therapies, and network studies.
A member of The Claremont Colleges, KGI is located in Southern California, just east of Pasadena, and maintains partnerships with many of the biotech companies in the region - Amgen, Gilead, Life Technologies , BioMarin, Veracyte - to name a few. This year's employment placement percentage upon graduation was 54%, with an expected 90% to be employed in the bioscience industry by December.
I am also pleased to announce our new School of Pharmacy, which expects to open classes in fall, 2014.
We invite you to visit KGI and explore how our innovative institution might be the perfect match for you.
Sheldon M. Schuster