Who Can Apply?
Only those students who have completed the MBS program from Keck Graduate Institute are eligible for admission to the PhD in Applied Life Sciences.
How to Apply
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 a current KGI student, please request an additional letter from one other KGI faculty member. If you are an MBS graduate, please request a letter from an industry supervisor. The final 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. Please limit your response to the equivalent of three double-spaced typewritten pages.
You may send additional supporting documents with your application. However, they will not be returned unless you include a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
Where to Send Materials
Keck Graduate Institute
Office of Admissions
535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711
Attn: PhD Admissions
Contact the Office of Admissions
Email: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
Phone: (909) 607-8590