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Earned bachelor’s degree (domestic or international) by the start of program in an engineering discipline such as biomedical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related. Related fields may include, but are not limited to applied math, physics, biophysics, and computer science.

Dates and Deadlines

Start of Fall 2023

  • We are continuing to accept and review applications on a rolling basis.

Start of Fall 2024

  • Priority Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions thereafter.

Application Requirements 

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An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

  • Personal Statement

    The Personal Statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please limit your response to three double-spaced, typed pages.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation

    Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.

    Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form.

    Participants in any of the KGI summer programs may ask a KGI faculty member for their letter of recommendation.

  • Transcripts

    Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college 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

  • English Language Proficiency

    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 2 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.

  • $75 non-refundable application fee

    If you have a financial need and would like to request a fee waiver, please talk with an admissions counselor.

Admission Interviews

A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

Application Review

The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

Admitted Students

Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

Scholarship and Loan Info

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.