Contact UsStudent Engagement and Enrollment Services
535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711 Location: Building 535
Phone: (909) 607-8590
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Email: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
PPM Application Procedures
Start an Application
November 11, 2016
Fall 2017 Entrance (August 2017)
For a printer-friendly application checklist, please use the attached Application Checklist.
1. Online Application:
The online application will require the following information:
- Personal Statement*
- Educational Background
- Recommender Contact Information
* Please describe how the Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) program will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set in the life science industry.
2. Official Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation. Official transcripts must be submitted for every institution of higher education that you have attended before you start your program. Transcripts must be sealed and bear the original seal of the issuing institution in order to be considered official. If transcripts are not in English, an authorized and complete English translation must also be provided.
One letter of recommendation is required from the Postdoctoral Advisor or PhD Advisor. You may also send an optional second letter of recommendation. The optional letter could be from a science faculty or previous supervisor.
Recommenders can submit letters through the online application system or can send letters directly to the KGI Admissions Office by using the KGI Recommendation Form.
4. International Students
We require international students to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- PTE (Pearson's Test of English)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency)
Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement.
Unofficial copies may be submitted for evaluation; however official scores must be submitted prior to attending KGI.
All admission decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.
The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admission standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.