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Claremont, CA 91711 Location: Building 535
Phone: (909) 607-8590
Fax: (909) 607-8086
Email: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree?
The MBS is a professional science master's degree program. PSM programs are characterized by "science-plus," combining rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. PSM programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and most require a final project or team experience, as well as a "real-world" internship in a business or public sector enterprise. The Master's of Bioscience (MBS) program educates leaders for the bioscience industry who are able to unlock the relationships between business, engineering, and science. Its two intense years of cross-disciplinary study are filled with work on real-world projects with leaders in the bioscience industry. The program requires an industry internship and participation in an industry-sponsored Team Master's Project.
- Can I transfer credit from another program to KGI?
Our course curriculum for our programs are specific to KGI and cannot be adapted to accept credit from other institutions. All admitted students work with an academic advisor to assess their experience and select coursework.
- Does KGI offer a graduate program for fully employed professionals?
Not yet. The KGI faculty is currently reviewing a plan to launch a fully employed version of the MBS program for industry professionals who are looking to advance their career, but a start date has yet to be determined
- Do I need to take management/business courses before I apply?
Management or business courses are not pre-requisites for admission to the MBS program. Please browse the admissions section of the website to learn more about student background and preparation for admission.
- What are the application requirements and deadlines?
All application requirements and deadlines can be found here.
- What are the school codes needed to send my standardized test scores to KGI?
GRE and TOEFL scores may be sent to KGI by using school code: 4166. A department code is not necessary.
GMAT scores are sent to KGI by specifying the name of our program to test administrators.
MCAT scores can only be sent to KGI in the form of a printout. This may be sent via e-mail or postal mail. Please be sure that your MCAT score printout includes a verification code and AAMC ID.
- Do I need to submit transcripts for every college-level class I have taken?
Yes. KGI requires transcripts from all undergraduate and higher education institutions attended, even if you did not earn a degree from that school. If you fail to submit all required documentation, your application will be placed on hold until the necessary documentation is received.
- Does KGI accept notarized copies of transcripts?
No. Transcripts must be sealed and bear the original seal and signature of the registrar.
- Does KGI offer fee waivers for the application fee?
KGI does not typically waive or defer the required $75 graduate admissions application fee.
- Do I have to submit all of my application materials together?
No. You can send in materials at your discretion. Applicants will receive emailed status updates on the items needed to complete their applications. Please note: to be considered an "applicant," the admissions office must receive your completed online application
- What are the minimum test scores and GPA requirements for admission?
Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relation to our general admission standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.
- How much is tuition at KGI?
For more information on tuition please visit the tuition page.
- Does KGI offer tuition waivers?
No, KGI does not offer tuition waivers. However, a combination of fellowship and external scholarship awards, that can assist students with tuition expenses are available. Learn more at the financial aid page.
- What financial aid resources does KGI offer?
For more information on finanical aid opportunities please visit the financial aid page.
- What kind of career opportunities are available to MBS graduates?
KGI's Office of Career Services works closely with students to cultivate career opportunities. Throughout the year, Career Services organizes numerous events to promote networking and mentorship with leaders in the bioscience industry. To receive more information on careers obtained by KGI graduates, please contact the admissions office at admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu or at 909-607-8590.
- Do I get to choose the company at which I do my internship?
Yes. Career services cultivates internship opportunities, but it is the responsibility of the student to secure the internship. For this reason, career services offers various workshops to enhance students' professional skills such as resume building and interviewing skills. To receive more information on internships obtained by KGI students, please contact the admissions office at admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu or at 909-607-8590.
- Can I visit KGI on the weekends?
Unfortunately, no. With the exception of some special events, KGI staff and faculty are only available Monday -Friday from 8am-5pm.
We encourage all interested students to plan a trip to KGI on any Visitation Day please click here for more information.
- What if I still have questions?
Please contact us!
Email us: admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu
Call us: (888) Keck-Grad