KGI’s mission is to enrich society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research in the life sciences.
In early 2002, statements of Keck Graduate Institute’s unique mission, its innovative culture, and the core values that underpin both were developed collaboratively by essentially all faculty, staff, and students then at KGI. We seek to embody these objectives and principles in both KGI’s strategy and its every-day operations. As we gain experience, the statements will evolve and be further refined.
In October 2006, KGI’s Board of Trustees approved the Code of Conduct and the Conflict of Interest Policy. The principles and policies in these documents serve to guide KGI’s trustees, officers, faculty and staff in their conduct of KGI’s activities, and are informed by KGI’s mission, culture, and values.
To enrich society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research in the life sciences.
The KGI Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice the power and potential of the life sciences for the benefit of society.
The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) is dedicated to the education of innovative genetic counselors, genomic data analysts, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Our programs emphasize inter-professional collaboration, systematic problem solving, the safe, efficient, and ethical use of technology and biotechnology, and personalized patient care.
The Minerva Schools at KGI are dedicated to strengthening our collective future by ensuring that the most exceptional students in the world are able to fulfill their extraordinary potential.
KGI seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture, working in partnership with industry to develop leaders for the biosciences, while promoting academic freedom and the highest ethical standards.
The schools at KGI uphold the following values:
KGI is committed to enriching society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research. Diversity of backgrounds, cultures, disciplines, identities, and thought within our community serves as a catalyst for collaboration and excellence in all of our pursuits. KGI’s welcoming, diverse environment provides the opportunity for our students to think creatively and critically, communicate and interact effectively, and act ethically and respectfully. The active and open-minded engagement of every member of our community is vital to achieving the goals of the institution. View our diversity page.
The distinctive meaning of a degree from KGI, common to all programs, is reflected in the institutional learning outcomes (ILOs). Students will:
The way that these shared learning outcomes are implemented in the curriculum is different in each school and program, but all programs adhere to the same set of values and learning goals that are encompassed in the ILOs. In addition to these shared outcomes, each school has a clear and differentiated purpose, and its programs cover designated disciplines at specified degree level—bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral. Further, all KGI programs employ active learning methods, based on the latest research on how students learn, another distinctive characteristic of a KGI degree.