Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a member of The Claremont Colleges, is recruiting CSU graduates who are dedicated to improving health outcomes in underserved or underrepresented communities.
Seeking to provide access to high-quality medical education, KGI and the California State University (CSU) system are creating a pipeline for qualified CSU graduates to enter the two-year online Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) program.
The MSCM program will prepare you for application to medical school, or to work as a community medicine leader in underserved and underrepresented communities.
KGI is recruiting local students who come from the communities with the greatest needs. We will give preference to:
The MSCM program is on the cutting edge of community medicine; the first cohort will receive full tuition waivers—and, in turn—will help to shape the program and curriculum for future cohorts.
The application for fall 2021 is closed
Thank you for your interest in our MSCM program. We regret to inform you that our application for the fall 2021 term is now closed. Due to the incredible response to the MSCM program, as of April 28, KGI has received all required applications to fill the MSCM inaugural cohort and waitlist. Applications for fall 2021 will no longer be accepted. Applications for the fall 2022 incoming class will be live September 1, 2021.
All courses will be taught online to increase access to the program from anywhere in the country.
Students identify an appropriate community setting or select from one provided by the MSCM program to serve as the student’s hands-on learning “laboratory” throughout their two years.
Graduates will be qualified to work in community medicine immediately, or be prepared to pursue medical school or other advanced healthcare professions.
Your path to medical school
More about the MSCM program
The 54-credit MSCM program prepares students as skilled community medicine practitioners to work in the safety net community clinics, federally qualified health centers, public health departments, healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and industries that serve those communities.
All courses are taught entirely online, with real-world, community-based experiences occurring in the student’s geographical location.
In the first year, students take courses to build their knowledge foundation and complete a capstone learning experience. Based on whether the student wants to pursue employment following graduation or continue onto medical school, relevant electives will be offered. Students complete an additional two foundational courses in the second year and apply their mastered knowledge to real-life experiences with a second capstone project. Learn more about the curriculum.
After graduating with an MSCM degree, students are qualified to enter the workforce directly or seek further training as physicians or other health professionals.
Top potential occupations (entering the workforce directly):
Top potential occupations (after additional professional training):
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The MSCM program is in the process of receiving accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission.
If there’s anything we can do, be sure to connect with our admissions team. You can also check out more information on cost and aid and how to apply. Students who apply are eligible for a fee waiver, which you can get by contacting email@example.com.