Learn about specific application requirements and procedures for KGI’s MSGDA program.
The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program will accept all applications via an internal KGI application for the 2023-2024 application cycle.
To return to a previously started application, click here
2023-2024 Application Cycle
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to submit early for priority consideration for scholarships and to ensure there are still seats available in the class.
Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all colleges or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
Note for international applicants, SpanTran has created a custom application for Keck Graduate Institute that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Pathway – Keck Graduate Institute
Grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite course. (See the list of required prerequisite courses below.)
Why are you interested in pursuing the Masters in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics?
What do you think is the most exciting development in the field of genomics since the Human Genome Project, and how will this development affect the field of medicine, and specifically clinical genomics, in the future?
Letters should be from individuals who are familiar with your accomplishments, strengths, weaknesses, personal character, and potential for success in the Genomic Data Analytics program.
International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than two years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
Duolingo English Test: The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $59. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Keck Graduate Institute when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics program maintains technical standards required of all students for admission, progression, and graduation. Download the document.
The following prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the program. Courses can be completed at any university or two-year community college. If you have questions about locating a specific prerequisite, please send the following information to email@example.com for review:
Courses in statistics, computer science, biochemistry and social science are highly recommended.
*Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to fulfill the genetics requirement.
We also encourage you to review the Funding Your Degree page for valuable scholarship and loan information and relevant deadlines for both domestic and international students.
You're Invited to Join KGI for our In-Person Visit Day! April 5 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST. REGISTER TODAY.