Who Can Apply?
Only those students who have completed a Master’s degree focused on applied life sciences and similar in curriculum to the MBS program from Keck Graduate Institute are eligible for admission to the PhD in Applied Life Sciences.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying to the PhD in Applied Life Sciences MUST first identify a faculty member and an area of research that matches their skills and interests. Please work closely with a KGI faculty member to investigate potential areas of concentration and funding sources for your PhD before applying to the program. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu or call (909) 607-8590. Apply Now!
Our non-refundable application fee is $75. A check payable to Keck Graduate Institute must accompany your application. Please be sure your name appears on the check.
Letters of Recommendation
Request a letter of endorsement from your proposed thesis advisor. The letter should specifically address the advisor's ability to provide financial support towards the degree. Please request two additional letters. If you are an MBS graduate, please request a letter from an industry supervisor. One letter should be from another person who can comment on your potential to effectively carry out independent research leading to a PhD degree.
The personal statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please use the statement to outline the basis of your interest in KGI's program, to demonstrate your potential for making research contributions in the biosciences, and to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee other significant matters. This statement should include your technical skills and touch on your relevant work experiences. Please limit your response to the equivalent of three double-spaced typewritten pages.
Additional Required Materials
You will be asked to provide a current resume or C.V. as well as unofficial copies of your transcripts and graduate admissions test scores.
Contact the Office of Admissions
Email: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
Phone: (909) 607-8590