What sets the Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences program apart from other master’s programs?

  • Optional pre-health track to prepare for professional school
  • Life science industry focus
  • Applied translational course work
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Applied translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Real-life company-sponsored team projects

Learning Outcomes and Skills

Science and research skills—students learn to:

  • Perform hypothesis-driven research
  • Evaluate research design and methodology, and analyze and report data results
  • Assess the literature, identify knowledge gaps, and convey findings to the scientific community
  • Translate scientific discoveries into products that benefit society

Communication and teamwork—students learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Contribute productively to an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems

Ethics—students learn to:

  • Adhere to ethical principles in research, development, and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries
"Being a part of translational research allowed me to grow tremendously as a scientist. Having the ability to work in a lab and conduct experiments gave me capabilities that I might not have gained elsewhere. Not only were the KGI lab experiences amazing, but the mentorship you are able to get during this program is unbelievable and one of the best parts about the MS program."
Elizabeth Celaya
MS Student, Translational Thesis
2019