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 to doctoral degrees (MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, etc.).

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The curriculum is centered on core tenets for healthcare and the applied life sciences

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The Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences program is flexible to your interests whether it be healthcare, research, or industry

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The MS program offers concentrations that cover a wide breath of interests individually tailored to health and industry-oriented students

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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 Master of Science (MS) in Applied Life Sciences Program at KGI challenged me every day to become a better person and scientist. Through research, coursework, and group projects, I developed knowledge that allowed me to excel in the biotechnology industry and medical field. Additionally, I gained mentors as I received invaluable support from advisors and professors. "
Robert Grepo
MS Student, Translational Thesis