Welcome to the Master of Science (MS) in Applied Life Sciences program! This two-year MS program prepares students for a successful lifelong career in translational and clinical research, as well as management.
This program aims to teach individuals to translate scientific research into medical products useful to the world at large. It emphasizes specific training in translational and clinical research skills and a deep understanding of the context within which medical science is translated for societal benefit, including management skills. Graduates are uniquely positioned to excel in a variety of careers addressing the critical and managerial needs in research and development of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical and academic laboratories.
As the program combines rigorous graduate-level courses with a yearlong biomedical or clinical research projects, it is a stepping stone todoctoral degrees (MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, etc.).
Benefits of the Program
The curriculum is centered on core tenets for healthcare and the applied life sciences
The Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences program is flexible to your interests whether it be healthcare, research, or industry
The MS program offers concentrations that cover a wide breath of interests individually tailored to health and industry-oriented students
Wide range of professional development opportunities, including industry speakers, thesis-writing workshops, and shadowing opportunities
Who Should Apply?
Students who plan to continue into professional schools (MD, DO, dentistry, etc.), PhD programs, or those who are interested in academic or clinical research, as well as research and development within industry.
MS in Applied Life Sciences Video Playlist—Amelia Huynh, MS ’20
The Value of a KGI Master’s Degree—Nakia Sarad, MS ’15
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Concentrations are offered within KGI’s MS Program
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"The MS program has been an enriching experience for me, both academically and professionally. Through my thesis, I was able to learn more about public health and health policy. I also had the unique opportunity to complete an independent study through USC focusing on social media and medicine. I believe the MS program's versatility allowed me to explore different areas of science and healthcare, which I will be able to carry with me into medical school and beyond as a hopeful future physician."