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 the MS program provided me the support system to grow as a professional student and assist me towards a successful career in healthcare. Through KGI, I gained a deeper knowledge of healthcare and its industry while also gaining clinical experience through research. My clinical research provided me a unique opportunity to see a different side of hospital care that became an invaluable experience to take with me in my future career in medicine."
Megan O’Leary
MS Student, Clinical Thesis
2019