Innovators Start Here

A message from President Sheldon M. Schuster, PhD

Welcome to Keck Graduate Institute!

By every measure, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is in a league of its own. Our faculty is world-class. Our students are poised to become international leaders in their fields. We remain, 21 years after our founding, dedicated to our mission to provide pathways for students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences. Yet, what truly distinguishes KGI is a relentless focus on impact: a commitment to scientific innovation capable of strengthening communities and improving lives.

Our unique programs blaze an extraordinary trail. Students in our Master of Business and Science (MBS) program develop the tools they will need to take discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace, integrating bioengineering with management, finance, and bioethics. Our innovative School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences gives students a platform for active learning through hands-on, team-based classes and key access to industry stakeholders. KGI PhD candidates hone their expertise in research areas relevant to applied bioscience, empowering them to advance exciting new applications with broad social benefit. Graduates of the MS programs excel in a variety of careers addressing managerial needs in research and development at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical and academic laboratories.

Our Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate program (PPC) continues to solidify its exceptional track record for graduate placement. Scientists and engineers in our Postdoctoral Professional Master’s (PPM) program acquire the necessary business and management skills to pursue senior leadership positions within the life sciences industry or to launch entrepreneurial ventures geared toward commercializing new technologies. Through the Master of Engineering (MEng) program, students deepen their understanding of molecular biology, biotechnology, and chemistry and how these subjects can be combined with creative, application-centered engineering.

In 2018-2019, we introduced new academic programs that embrace a fuller spectrum of healthcare professions and needs. The Postbaccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate Program prepares students for admission to physician assistant programs. The Master of Science in Translational Medicine program offers in-depth understanding of how scientific research is transformed into commercial products that benefit society. We also welcomed students to our new Master of Science in Human Genetics and Career Counseling and one-of-a-kind Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics programs.

Entering 2019-2020, we are thrilled to welcome the first cohort for the Master of Science in Medical Device Engineering program while, at the same time, opening KGI’s first housing complex – the Oasis KGI Commons.

We invite you to visit KGI and explore how our innovative institution might be the perfect match for you.